The following video is a hideously ugly scene of death and destruction and desperation. Don’t watch if you are too sensitive. As we talk of the previous troubles of Haiti and the corrupt government, the thuggery, the poverty, we also need to remind ourselves of the human struggle and the humanitarian aid that is needed.
The Port-au-Prince area does indeed look like a war zone. Perhaps in the wake of this disaster, a ‘Marshall Plan’ can happen. There is no government left. There is just human misery. Maybe there is silver lining somewhere, if we dig deep enough.
Right now is not the time to talk politics. In a few weeks however, serious discussions have to take place. But right now, all efforts need to be towards rescue. Rebuild comes later and that is the time for toughness and accountability.