Originally Posted by BushyTheBeaver
That's insane. These stories of looting, price gouging, union workers preventing non-union volunteers from helping out...wtf happened to "We're all Americans" and helping your neighbor in a time of need? If what's happening is a true picture of who we are as a people it's not a pretty sight.
In all these posts I haven't heard anything to suggest a significant response from the federal government. Can anyone speak to whether the National Guard is deployed and helping out on the scene? Katrina they were screaming about the lack of federal response while the storm was still going on. Here it's five days after Sandy and I haven't heard ****.
Other than a brief period after 9/11, this has been a pretty solidly, "looking out for me, screw" you society for decades, and trending even further in that direction. Not saying there are not millions of good people who want to help in times like this, of course.