Today I hear, yet again, about an unprecedented disaster. This time it is President Obama talking about the oil spill off of the gulf.
I am so tired of this hot button term, unprecedented. I get that there is no precedent for the events that have occurred, however that is not an excuse for the slow response of our President and our Government. I don't just mean this president either, many presidents have done the same thing, and used the fact that it is an unprecedented event as an excuse.
The world is changing, most events it seems anymore are unprecedented, and that is not an excuse.
At what point will people/presidents and other governing bodies/the world aide in the initial act of God or act of man to the effect that more lives are not lost, disease is not spread rampant, and more mistrust in the governing bodies that are supposed to have their people's best interest at heart.
So many of these unprecedented disasters are now an excuse for inaction. There is still nothing at the site of the 9/11 attack, houses are still left as they were and neighborhoods in shambles after Katrina, and people in Haiti are still having issues with water. WATER, perhaps one of the most basic necessities, and people cannot get it. These are just a few current disasters. There are so many more that can be discussed.
Is there no one that has the skills to act quickly and effectively in times of crisis to diminish the fall out of such events? I understand that the fall out could have been so much worse, but I really am losing patience. Especially when these catastrophic events happen on our home turf.