I have agonized over this post since the first reports emerged from Haiti on Tuesday.
I am a fairly even-keeled gut, but certain things really grate me.
I Hate chaos. Hate.Hate.Hate.Hate. Chaos.
Even though I have a propensity to keep some clutter around me, it never descends into chaos. You wanna see me get to cleaning? Put me in some chaos. I will cuss and clean and cuss. Everyone has quirks, That is just mine.
In disaster scenarios, a certain amount of chaos is unavoidable. I accept that. But to inject EXTRA chaos into it? I can’t.
Brothers and Sisters, please be mindful of the chaos you may unwittingly contribute to an already chaotic situation.
This whole thing where we start propagating rumors about American Airlines flying Doctors and nurses for free? No.
Free Shipping from UPS? No.
Tsunamis? uh….I don’t know what to make of that.
There is a point where your rush to help, linked with the desires of unsavory characters and the Wild, Wild, Web can make for an incubator of chaos.
It eats away at the story and takes the focus away from the actual situation; redirecting it to the people who create the chaos.
Which, alas, is what this is really about.
Activism is not a spectator sport. You want to help? Help.
If you want to inform the masses then PLEASE wait until stuff is confirmed before you run out and start broadcasting stuff. There isn’t a race, folks.
That’s really all I have, folks. It kind of astounds me that Haiti can undergo so many disasters and so much misfortune. That said…Pat Robertson? Uh….I really need you to hush. Jesus CAN’T be pleased with you.