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They're Still Coming!

Today, I was driving through Arkansas, heading west, and I saw more streams of hydro vehicles going east. Don't know where they were coming from, somewhere a good deal west and south of where the devastation occurred, but distance seems to be no barrier in times of crisis. Just read that California is airlifting hydro equipment to the east coast to help restore power as quickly as possible. It's humbling and reassuring to see a nation come together when help is so desperately needed. If only this very divided land could work together as well on the less concrete challenges and issues threatening its future.

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patk
Nov. 2nd, 2012 06:20 am (UTC)
>> If only this very divided land could work together as well on the less concrete challenges and issues threatening its future.<<

This! Sadly, if the damage isn't as immediately visible as the storm's then it's highly unlikely. No matter that the long term effect of those challenges and issues have the potential to become equally devastating.
caarianna
Nov. 3rd, 2012 06:14 am (UTC)
Maybe even more devastating -- certainly much less likely to heal.
knitty_woman
Nov. 3rd, 2012 04:46 am (UTC)
It's one of the great paradoxes of our nation (perhaps all nations). We really can be incredible in a crisis - generous, creative, flexible. Once the crisis is over, however, we become stingy and rigid and judgmental again. Oy.
caarianna
Nov. 3rd, 2012 06:12 am (UTC)
Or maybe it's that it's different people but the focus of the media shifts to what makes a good story: people helping others in crisis, where 'crisis' is the real story they are reporting versus the conflict between ideas/ideals makes for 'news' at other times.

But, more importantly, will we be able to get together over Thanksgiving Week, when I'm on the coast? ::grins::
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