Any natural disaster , Tsunami , Earthquake, floods, happens anywhere in the world, millions of dollars of American aid, cash and kind is dispatched immediately.

When America got struck by Sandy , who comes to help the big brother ? Havent heard.
HighLanderTX HighLanderTX
46-50, M
5 Responses Dec 4, 2012

Not even America. Hell, people don't even bring it up anymore. I was broke as a mofo when it happened and still donated to the aid. A lot of people in my FB news feed were saying things like it wasn't that bad, blah blah blah. Lack of compassion is so maddening to me.

This is going to sound selfish, but I think we as Americans need to fix ourselves before we try to help anyone else. People are less worried about the starving children on the block over than they are about the starving children in a different country. Yes I think it's great to be able to help others, but honestly I don't think too many people think about some of the atrocities that occur in our own back yard

All starving people deserve food, and that doesn't matter the country.

I don't deny that all starving people deserve food and people who can help others should help people in need as I know what it's like to go without, but that still doesn't change the fact that we should be fixing ourselves first

But also think about this, not only was the US affected by Sandy, Haiti, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, and more where affected as well. Most would think, well the US is a first world country, has enough money, lets help those who can't stand again on their own.

So very true. Sad but true!

I feel the same way. I had friends who suffered through Katrina. Some on them still have NOT received help. America needs to wake up!