Editorial #53 The Flood March 19, 2019
With the nearly unprecedented natural disaster of last week, the things that are truly important in life are suddenly brought into focus. It is sad that these events have to happen for us all to realizing how precious life is and how things can happen in an instant that completely changes everything.
There is no one to blame as twenty-twenty hindsight is always nearly perfect. What should have been done and “if only” scenarios will abound. The old adage of: “never let a good disaster go to waste” will come out as politician will try to make political hay out of this tragedy.
It is in these times we must all be extra thankful all those who volunteer in these times of need and for the infrastructure of our government, doing one the three duties we expect our government to do, with security and making fair laws the other two.
In trying to make the best of this situation, this is a huge blessing in disguise. Hundreds of millions of dollars will need to be invested in our economy making repairs and replacing things that we all knew would need to be addressed sooner or later. It is events like this that stops the procrastination we all have, by putting off the inevitable. Like death, this brings the inevitability home and causes us to again refocus on the things we all take for granted after they are gone and sincerely appreciate all the help we get from our neighbors.
This is no time for blame. These events have happened in the past and sadly will happen again. This is how a learning curve is built and the rebuilding will engineer the latest and greatest ideas available doing what our tax dollar are supposed to doing: Be invested in doing those things that reduce future expenses by providing the infrastructure, security and fair administration of our resources for the greater good of our society.
We can all be grateful that the loss of life was minimal and my heart goes out to all the families that lost everything. These are the times that rebuilds bonds that were weak because everyone was doing their own thing and trying to be independent. This too will pass and be remembered as that day when things that are truly important in life are respected and appreciated again.
This is Keith Kube wishing you the best in making the world a better place.