Wildy the Journeyman (into_the_wild) wrote,
Wildy the Journeyman

:: Why Do People Loot In a Disaster? ::

:: Why Do People Loot In a Disaster? ::

A man runs off with a box of goods in downtown Port-au-Prince.

While I've read bits and pieces of news about the Haiti Earthquake
I have not personally done much about the situation.
Perhaps Haiti is too far away to make any impact on me.
But this evening, with a bit of time on my hands, I decided to
Rummage through the internet channels for an insightful read.
At TIME Online, I chanced upon an interested article, titled:
'Out of Faith and Compassion - Diary of a Haiti Volunteer'
This article documents an American volunteer, who happened to
A production manager for Time Inc.
I was surprised to read that the supplies from volunteers
Were hoarded by the government and U.N. and were not
Distributed to the common people that needed them.
Other articles talk about human predators that hunt hungry and
Vulnerable children for the sex slave trade.
While disasters create an opportunity for the government and
The people to rally together, I am intrigued by how
Certain societies are bonded more strongly by community
Spirit; everyone helps one another and there is almost no looting,
There are other societies where crime is more rampant.
Someone should do a study in this strange sociological condition.

Tags: musing, news

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