As I am sure you have all noticed by now, we are entreated to a non ending flood of criticism regarding the handling of the Katrina crisis along the US Gulf Coast. Ok, that seems fair enough but my question to all those who are parading in front of the tv cameras to condemn and malign our President and governmental agencies which are responding to the crisis is simply this, what would you have done or do that would be any different than what we are seeing now? It is incredibly easy to play armchair quarterback and espouse the wisdom of the sages to all who will listen when in fact most of the critics are as in the dark as the rest of us as to what should have, could have, been done and when.
Instead of criticism and disharmony would it not make a great deal more sense to unite and pull together to solve the crisis and continuing problems related to the devastation left in Katrina’s wake? Instead of venom and vitriole, would it not be more productive for our pundits and politicians to exert their energy towards words of encouragement and unity? Instead of taking every opportunity to malign and condemn the actions that have been taken so far?
In my humble opinion, offering solutions to the problems instead of contributing to the problem by creating more ill will and disunity would simply be much more productive.