I love it when someone says it better than I ever could. Solidarity.
People will probably die of exposure this weekend as a Noreaster dumps a foot of snow on New York and New Jersey in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. People are still without heat and have been dumped out into the streets, or mercy of family/friends and homeless shelters. And I have to ask myself, are we really willing to turn so blind an eye to the plight of an entire region so quickly?
In less than two weeks, it seems that the passing mentions of real Sandy problems have failed to mobilize a response across the country. Americans are a battered and weary people, I get that. We’re used to having things easy, we’re now reaping the returns on generations of lavish spending and quick fixes. We’ve under-invested in infrastructure, and over-invested in getting things cheap and easy.
I’d like to get into the ethics of storytelling and media, but I’m not…
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