Sunday, May 3
Fast aid distribution ramps up: "U.S. sending Ospreys, Hueys and other aircraft to Nepal" UPDATED 10:30 PM
I've deleted the entire post. I guess I should explain why. I made the mistake of clicking on this New York Times report datelined today even though I told myself, "Don't read that report."
Nepal’s Bureaucracy Is Blamed as Earthquake Relief Supplies Pile Up
I'd better not write anything else before I express what I'm actually thinking. I will allow myself to say just this much: the situation is part of the Nature v Nurture debate. Compassion as applied through foreign aid and development is propping up kleptocracies, tyrannies, and ways of life that should have died off decades ago. Yet the conundrum: once knowing of the suffering, can one do nothing?
Well, Pundita. Onward.