Looking at Haiti on television forces me to ask myself the same question over and over, "What's the point?"
The only reason Haiti is dealing with a catastrophe of such gigantic scale is because it already was a catastrophe before the quake hit. So now we're going to send millions and billions of dollars to Haiti, and for what reason? I understand the simple reason of "humanitarian aid", but what is the goal we are seeking to achieve here?
It's such a tragedy, but it was so long before Tuesday. It's hard to imagine what we're going to fix in Haiti. Other than re-building and building hospitals, helping the severely wounded, and constructing government buildings to help them move forward, I'm really not sure what the point is in the end.
Just all seems so weird.
On Monday so many of the Haitians were sitting around under makeshift roofs, doing little. Other than the losses of life that cannot be recovered, in a couple of months the only difference will be the lack of roofs.
Help those in pain, dying, suffering right now, in the short term. In the long run, I'm not sure there's a point.