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Dec. 22nd, 2005

Hi,
   Here I go on my Live Journal Career.  This will help me keep in touch with friends that have joined the Darkside of community broadcast communication, as opposed the the individual attention that used to be the norm.  Being that I'm a large community acquaintance type, it should be good for me too, and maybe I'll even have closer connections with those whom I'm already close to.

   Now for a rant. It's nice to be heard, as opposed to sitting here and talking to myself.  I am a news addict.

 Front page of CNN today, "Did hospital workers kill patients trapped by Katrina?" pisses me off.  
   Conditions in that hospital were BAD.  BAD beyond comprehension of you and I.  All we can do is imagine how bad they could have been but in reality 99% have never experienced anything anywhere close to how bad things must have been.  And It stayed that way for 4 days, without FEMA or anyone else to help them.  They were on shift 24 hrs a day for 4 days, in a hell hole, with no power for the equipment they had always relied on, when their life's work had been sworn to helping others.  There was no AC in the sweltering conditions, as they were breaking windows to get fresh air in.  They felt powerless to make conditions better  and could not see an end to the horror.  So they helped some get to a better place, away from the misery.  If that is the extent of their sanity breaking down, we should be impressed.  It's not like they were passing the young or strong to eternity, but those who had "do not resuscitate" papers signed.
   Let them be.  Let them recover from the mental anguish of this experience without regret.  They are sure to be much harder on themselves for their possible mistakes then any court could be.  We are talking about Doctors who made these decisions, not rapists, or murderers, or robbers, and they, at the time, felt they had the patients best interests in mind.     
   Go after the true criminals of this Katrina, of which there are many, not those who did their best to morally cope with that very horrible situation.  Why aren't we after the Superdome rapists, or information about the murders that took place in the streets during that lawless time.  Instead, we are worried about the Doctors???!!!

www.cnn.com/2005/US/12/21/katrina.hospital/index.html

Comments

( 13 comments — Leave a comment )
madeline_9
Dec. 22nd, 2005 11:05 pm (UTC)
One of us! One of us! Welcome to the Darkside, yo!
chiaroscuro25
Dec. 22nd, 2005 11:20 pm (UTC)
Woohoo! Hi Effie! -- Mickey
thomasrhymer
Dec. 22nd, 2005 11:49 pm (UTC)
We've been expecting you.
Welcome aboard.
ubiquity
Dec. 23rd, 2005 12:01 am (UTC)
Hi Effie, it's Pace! Welcome to LJ! (:
uujenna
Dec. 23rd, 2005 03:22 am (UTC)
Woohoo!
delia_deville
Dec. 23rd, 2005 05:11 am (UTC)
welcome, cultist.
and thanks for the rant. I needed to read a good rant.
tanjent
Dec. 23rd, 2005 05:24 am (UTC)
yaaaaaay efffffffie!

*hugsmoosh*

-tanjent
nobodobodon
Dec. 23rd, 2005 01:41 pm (UTC)
Welcome!

So good to see you here.

And highly agreed about going after the doctors. Some good may come of it - all that other stuff comes back into the light right as most of the country is trying to forget it.
dragonflier
Dec. 23rd, 2005 01:54 pm (UTC)
I completely agree with you. Let these people start the healing process. They obviously need it.

Glad to see you on LJ!
dragonflier
Dec. 23rd, 2005 02:01 pm (UTC)
Lookie!

kukiri
Dec. 24th, 2005 08:47 pm (UTC)
Helloooo! So glad you joined the hive mind! - Heather
denshi
Dec. 30th, 2005 05:56 pm (UTC)
Howdy!
aethyrflux
Apr. 25th, 2007 09:01 pm (UTC)
i wanted to make sure that you knew that i quite enjoyed your company, this weekend!

also... fyi, your presence was definitely missed @ the Mojo Meeting, last night ;~}

& as long as we're ranting about hospital conditions, have you heard about the situation @ Walter Reed in DC? ...at least the VA has committed to improve conditions at their facilities, in response to this neglect scandal.
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