I could not neglect this opportunity to show my condolences and support for my Chilean brothers and sisters. In this time of crisis caused by nature, one of Latin America’s most progressive and advanced countries suffered yet another major blow by nature.
The quake hit offshore, far enough that it did not level either Concepción or Santiago in the same way it did Port au Prince. The buildings in Chile have been built better after a recorded 9. Earthquake hit the country in 1960. Building codes became stricter and the Chileans began to prepare for “the big one” again.
Evidently, Chile being a richer nation than Haiti, it has resources available to build earthquake resistance structures. The toll of death and devastation didn’t reach the proportions it did in Haiti.
However, seeing as how some of the right wing-nuts and fanatical Evangelicals reacted to the Haiti earthquake, I am just waiting for the other shoe to drop. Will they be saying that because Chile is a social progressive and liberal country that God sent his wrath upon the Chilean people?
Is it because Chile is approving same sex unions? Get off your pulpits you assholes, don’t even go there this time.
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