No looting going on in Japan
Watching the news in Japan was just awful with the triple dose of disasters– a record-shattering earthquake, a tsunami, and a nuclear plant meltdown.
But there was one tiny shred of amazing news that the rest of the world could stand to learn from — despite the totality of devastation and the scarcity of supplies, etc., there have been no reports of looting. Where supplies have become available from relief organizations, there have been orderly, polite, calm lines with no reports of fights, pushing, or cutting in. Supermarkets have lowered prices drastically and vending machine owners have opened the doors of their machines and handed out drinks at no charge to those relief workers, emergency personnel and volunteers there to help in the wake of the multiple disasters. …
Compare that to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, or the earthquake in Chile or nearly any post-disaster behavior around the world. The incidents of crime went through the roof, looting was rampant, whatever shreds of society that had been barely hanging together completely collapsed at the first sign of trouble. It isn’t a racial thing….it is a cultural thing….