I have a problem with playing in Haiti

>> Wednesday, January 20, 2010

People are on a cruise. In Haiti. Royal Caribbean took people on vacation. To Haiti. There are people sitting on the cruise deck, stuffing their faces with food, donning their bikinis, frolicking and playing and gambling, while people die--IN HAITI! This interviewee seems to think that its fine because the cruise line brought aid, but I think the following:

It is their responsibility to bring aid, but NOT tourists.

It just strikes me as being incredibly insensitive. Can you imagine going through a tragedy the likes of which you have never seen, while hundreds of people are having the time of their lives--on freaking vacation, while your home is decimated? I have no words.

What do you think?

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3 comments:

julie mitchell January 25, 2010 at 10:29 PM  

I think you're right...it is over the top insensitive...What to say? I read the headline of a magazine today..'why Haiti is important'... being a nation of humans who are in need, desperate need, isn't enough? We debate rather it's important or not. Maybe people are simply becoming more and more insensitive to all the suffering in the world...there is sooo much...What to do?

The Psycho Mama January 26, 2010 at 5:49 AM  

I understand what you mean. Sometimes I just feel like I want to cover my ears and run screaming from the news because its just too much. . What are we to do?

JadeLD January 29, 2010 at 9:20 AM  

That is really odd, I couldn't do that imagine being on that cruise.

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