The Japanese Disaster: Scum Floats To The Top – And I Don’t Mean The Debris From The TsunamiMarch 17, 2011
Whenever there’s a national disaster, natural or otherwise, great efforts are made to reach out to the stricken, which leaves you in awe at the human spirit. There’s also opportunity for the scum to rise and try to make money out of human suffering. We had it with the Haiti disaster last year, I’m sure we’ve had it with the New Zealand earthquake and now we have it here with the Japanese. I wondered when stories of the crooks and scammers would emerge. I didn’t have to wait long.
I read in the Metro yesterday about the various scams abound on the internet, including the usual sites posing as ‘charities’ urging people to ‘donate’ to the disaster. The one that made my blood run cold; then hot with rage was this: families have been receiving emails falsely claiming that their loved ones are dead. One family assumed the worst as a message posted on a people finder web site said: “I received information that this person is dead.” It was later proven to be false when they found out that their loved one was in fact very much alive and well. It’s a particular brand of filth that makes such an effort to cause so much pain, and you have to ask yourself where their heads are at. I could scratch mine until it bleeds and I’ll never understand.
There’s a word I don’t use lightly on this blog, or indeed in my real life. This word, however, more than adequately demonstrates the strength of my anger and contempt for these people.
They’re cunts – the lot of ‘em.