There is so much I could write about today. Selfless acts of heroism, enormous courage, incredible sadness, stoicism and of course that unique Australian sense of humour but unfortunately it’s not about any of the former.It is about a handful of low life individuals – looters , who are going to burnt out townships, like vultures attacking a corpse and stealing anything they can get their hands on.They are a disgrace and deserve to face severe penalties when caught. How many times do we hear of this happening when a disaster occurs?
D went through Cyclone Tracey in Darwin , over 30 years ago and he said exactly the same situation occurred there and I remember reading similar reports about widespread looting after Hurricane Katrina, in New Orleans.It was also reported today, that individuals who own vacant blocks of land in some of the affected areas, are lining up with those who have lost their homes and all their worldly possessions, for relief cheques and care parcels! I just have to shake my head and wonder about humanity sometimes but I know these opportunistic parasites are in the minority!