Not to put down the events in New Orleans at all, but while the Americans are causing such a media noise over the events, is anyone realising China is dealing with deadly typhoons and that further ones are hitting Japan, requiring evacuation of over 100,000 people? Hardly, it goes under the radar while everyone sends all their money to the people in Louisiana. Granted these people may have been less prepared than some Asian countries who get such storms on a regular basis.
Again, I’m not saying that because it happens elsewhere, it makes these homeless Americans who have lost everything less important. All I’m trying to say is that America is very good at using the media and playing the violin when they have problems, while when the rest of the world is struggling, the average American will turn a blind eye most of the time.
This probably makes me sound like a horrible person, but I think every natural disaster needs to be taken seriously, not only the ones that can afford the media attention.