ON another discussion looting "mostly for food" was mentioned. I feel for those who are in such need, but I'm looking at a photo in my local newspaper, taken in front of a store called Supreme Sports in New Orleans. The seven people there are certainly not hungry, they are greedy at the very least and thieves when you get right down to it. One gal is holding 5 shoes boxes, while her friend, holding two, is checking out the labels. A man, coming out of the store has at least 15 shirts, still on hangers in his arms. On the news are film clips of people carrying out armloads of electrical goodies, computers, and such, in knee deep water. Why do they think this is justified?
I feel, deeply, for those who lost everything, but that does not explain how that translates to this kind of behavior. It makes me very sad for all involved: certainly sad for the people who have lost their homes and family members, sad for the merchants who are being robbed blind and sad that there are those who so entrenched into entitlement they feel behavior just as this is right.
Hopefully, those who go to volunteer will encounter good people who will appreciate the aid and help they are given. As tolerant as I try to be, I would struggle there, I think.