The Aftermath Of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

Wow!! That’s all I can say when it comes to what the island of Puerto Rico has gone through since Hurricane Maria. It’s been almost a year and all power has not been restored. I’m not quite comprehending how this could be possible. They’re apart of the United States right?…..

The people of Puerto Rico should have been treated as more of a priority. There’s no way those people should still be experiencing hardships because of something that happened almost a year ago! If we had someone in office that led with compassion and empathy these problems would have been taken care of a long time ago, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Now what these people are faced with is trying to find other people that are willing to donate and help get the island back on it’s feet.

There have been a countless amount of people who I speak to daily, who tell me they had to pick up and move to the states because it became unbearable to continue to live without all the amenities. And this is coming from people who have lived and grew up there. Imagine how emotionally painful and stressing that could be, moving because you can no longer bare the primitive way you had to revert back to living, because your government is doing you and the land a disservice. I have an idea of why the government isn’t in a rush to fix the destruction Hurricane Maria caused. I’m thinking it could be, either they want people to abandoned the land they own so that it can be seized, they don’t have the man power for the repairs, the government and it’s leader aren’t concerned about the wellbeing of the people, or it could be a combination of, they aren’t concerned about the wellbeing of the people and they want to seize the land to make profit off of it. That’s one thing that I’ve noticed that’s very prevalent with the American society. Without monetary gain most people won’t budge, doesn’t matter if it’s the morally right thing to do.

Acts of kindness these days are few and far in between. You know why that is? It has a lot to do with being so busy with daily tasks and chores, that we lose focus of what should be taking place, which is human connection. Everyone is so worried about their self and loved ones they don’t allow too many people in. That in turn makes us cold and unaffected by tragic things that happen to strangers, over time. Also there are so many scams out there, that programs the average person to always be on guard for someone who’s trying to take advantage of their kindness.

When it boils down to it. The U.S Government has done the people of Puerto Rico a huge disservice in every way. It’s like the fact they’ve had over 4,000 deaths because of this catastrophic event doesn’t faze the leader of this supposed free land. Like the lives lost didn’t mean anything. It’s so sad that you can plainly see the lives lost didn’t mean anything to our “President”. Through his actions you see he could care less about the people (including the people of the states). It appears the only person he’s concerned about is his self, his children and wife. I could be wrong, but I highly doubt it.

Below is a link to an article questioning the actual death toll of the people lost to this tragic event.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/puerto-rico-death-toll-those-lost-to-hurricane-maria-remembered-as-new-reports-question-official-count/ar-AAy95Ef

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