Friday, December 31, 2004

Don't Mourn. Organize

Linda suggested this morning that we should follow Sweden and declare a National Day of Mourning. I worried, though, that this would be one step closer to theocracy, that we'd see a parade of fundamentalist fund-raisers on TV, accompanied by the odd rabbi or two, selected to give cover without distracting from the evangelical's message.

The answer, anyway, isn't to mourn the lost. There's work to be done. Don't mourn: get the helicopters and the doctors and the supplies where they're needed.