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  1. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 7 years ago

    Well, at least you didn’t use Pat Roberson’s despicable explanation, av8tor. But are you suggesting that dictators and despots are responsible for an earthquake? A country with limited infrastructure, limited business and limited trade is in trouble in any case, and when an earthquake takes out EVERY major institution, from the government to the cathedral, past aid is sort of pointless, don’t you think? Because it’s gone.

  2. cdward

    cdward said, almost 7 years ago

    I think the deeper question is, why is it that the poorest people of our hemisphere who already live in misery, must suffer so much more? It does seem like the poorest often bear the brunt of natural disasters on top of man-made disasters.

  3. toasteroven

    toasteroven said, almost 7 years ago

    Basically what I was going to say, av8tor. Haiti’s government has been a mess for decades.

  4. tpenna

    tpenna said, almost 7 years ago

    Which brings us to questions of theodicy, or what Bart Ehrman calls God’s Problem in his so-named book. No amount of human free choice can be blamed for non-moral evils like earthquakes and tsunamis.

    But one truth that we all seem to be hinting at here is that humans do have complicity in the shoddy conditions that make recovery from such disasters so difficult. We are all at fault (from Haitian dictators on down to indifferent Americans) for the disastrous pre-quake condition of the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere.

    May our response to this tragedy not be limited to the immediate or near-term recovery.

  5. bradwilliams

    bradwilliams said, almost 7 years ago

    Do you think maybe Pat Robertson is looking to boost his fund raising?

  6. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, almost 7 years ago

    ask pat robertson, he’s got it all figured out

    now, send him check so he can continue his ‘ministry’

  7. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 7 years ago

    rikoshay said what I expected from you DrC…but why restate the obvious.

    av8tor has a good question. Where did all the money go?

  8. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 7 years ago

    An interesting article on this, which basically blames the Duvaliers (Papa Doc and Baby Doc) for destroying the civil society of Haiti: http://tinyurl.com/yanta3a

  9. parker5oh book'em dano

    parker5oh book'em dano said, almost 7 years ago

    takes money and an honest leader

    which they don’t have

    have never had

    i don’t have answers either

  10. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 7 years ago

    I just discovered that Clinton and his foundation have actually done a lot to help, and have been for years. Apparently he’s been spending a lot of time trying to get promised funds for Haiti out of various governments, and has done a great deal to try and fix Haiti for the long term. Joe Conason: “Over the past several years, his Clinton Global Initiative has served as a platform for the most effective development and rebuilding projects on the island, including Partners in Health, the project created by the legendary Dr. Paul Farmer to fight HIV/AIDS and establish medical clinics in cities, villages and isolated rural areas there. When the current crisis abates and reconstruction resumes, Clinton’s foundation is certain to remain at the center of efforts to bring sustainable water, energy, education, health and economic resources to the Haitians.”

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 7 years ago

    We’ve messed in various ways with Haiti and the DR for a long time- overtly and covertly. Robertson’s statement was idiotic, and typical, of many folks view of Haiti. “It’s their own fault” comes I guess also because they speak French (well, Patois). Most real aid in the area has come from “private” groups- not our government. That SOME of those groups also have “ulterior motives” is overlooked.

    From a voodoo dude and son, to a Catholic priest as “Presidents” reflects about as convoluted a “government” as you can find in any hemisphere. The constant is abject poverty and suppression.

  12. Magnaut

    Magnaut GoComics PRO Member said, almost 7 years ago

    your choice of leadership did this to you…we made a similar choice….but we got a “worth ’ quake form our Poppa Doc

  13. bradwilliams

    bradwilliams said, almost 7 years ago

    Charlie I believe the creator will keep his own counsel on who is and who is not a Christian.

  14. kevin2b

    kevin2b GoComics PRO Member said, almost 7 years ago

    voo doo


    HARVIN GWIN said, almost 7 years ago

    Why not?

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