On this day in 2010 was the 7.0 M earthquake in Haiti that killed well over 100,000 people. The death toll was so high because it struck the most populated area of the country. In all, over three million people were affected by it. I think Haiti is an embarrassment to the west. There is no reason for us to allow its people to live in such poverty and suffer so much. But of course, that’s the modern American way: people are divided into the winners and the losers — the producers and the moochers. If someone was a winner, they would be smart enough not to be born in Haiti.
Earthquake damage in Jacmel 2010-01-17 4 by Master Sgt Jeremy Lock, USAF – http://www.defense.gov/PhotoEssays/PhotoEssaySS.aspx?ID=1536. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons.