We had all hoped there would be no “Katrina hits New Orleans” looting in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Those hopes may have been optimistic, as seen here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/31/hurricane-sandy-looting-brooklyn-coney-island_n_2047183.html?1351655228&icid=m
At least one reader of my last blog entry thought I was overreacting to the Twitter warnings of looting. I dunno about that. “Those who ignore history,” Santayana said, “are doomed to repeat it.
When I was born, the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 was fresher in their memories than the attack of September 11, 2001 is in our memories now. My generation was taught by their generation NOT to ignore blips on the radar screen. That seems to still be pretty good advice.
I’m told that Halloween has been postponed to November 3 in New Jersey due to Sandy’s devastation there. For all who are celebrating Halloween tonight, have a great time with the kids!
Our thoughts are still with those who’ve suffered from the storm, and still are feeling its effects.