Thursday, September 01, 2005

Eloquence in a Disaster

Read this piece from the ever-brilliant Peggy Noonan at the Wall Street Journal:

As for the tragic piggism that is taking place on the streets of New Orleans, it is not unbelievable but it is unforgivable, and I hope the looters are shot. A hurricane cannot rob a great city of its spirit, but a vicious citizenry can. A bad time with Mother Nature can leave you digging out for a long time, but a bad turn in human behavior frays and tears all the ties that truly bind human being--trust, confidence, mutual regard, belief in the essential goodness of one's fellow citizens.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Peggy Noonan is brilliant? Yeesh. She is a paid liar and you don't know any better. Read a newspaper. Oh, right. Thats the "liberal media". Now you can jsut turn your brain off and not worry. Its all someone elses fault.

Anonymous said...

Noonan is brilliant. And all you have to do is turn on the TV and watch people stealing a TV set. Why a TV? Because they want one and they can take it. It isn't like they took bottled water to survive.

Looters should be shot. Or at least made to live next door to the New Orleans political elite that speant more time playing politics than playing leader.