Thursday, August 20, 2015

Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900, and its aftermath

Time is short, so I have to make this quick.  After the hurricane, there were THOUSANDS of dead bodies lying around.  These dead bodies were a public health risk, and therefore had to be buried IMMEDIATELY.  How did they accomplish this?  You can pretty much guarantee that there weren't any volunteers.  Nope.  They had to be forced to do it at gunpoint.  If this wasn't done in a timely manner, the rest of the island's population might well have been wiped out as well.

There's a moral to that story, which is a true story.  ( Wish I had a link, but I do have a book, somewhere.)

The moral is that you have to, you HAVE to do things you would rather not for the greater good.  If there's nobody willing to do it, SOMEBODY has to take charge and MAKE people do it.  Got that?

If it gets to this in the here and now, then we've got a big problem.  You'd hope that reason would be able to convince people of the necessity, but if that doesn't work, then something has to happen.  Just sayin'.

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