With the recent snow storm that hit Georgia and Atlanta specifically, many were stranded in cars, schools, random road stop stores, and even outside. This may seem very strange to bloggers in the tri-state area where snow is very common at this time, but that strengthens the argument, here. Knowing that there were such terrible climate change occurring, whose fault was it to make sure that the residents of Georgia, and Atlanta in particularly, were well prepared and safe? Was this this fault of the people or the local and state officials?
It is clear that society works off of influence. Whether it is the media or institutional influences, we as people act off of the news and information we receive. In saying this, being notified about a snowstorm approximately 21 hours prior to the first snowflake falling leaves NO one time to prepare, especially if you dealing with people WHO NEVER PREPARED FOR A SNOW STORM BEFORE. For the government to not expect people to get in a shock or panic in what is going on, does help your leadership position in a state of, well, emergency. People were stranded at gas stations and rest stops for crying out loud!
And to now enforce state laws and rules, giving people parking tickets and leaving the homeless without shelter is blasphemous. News coverage is showing that streets aren’t properly shoveled and salted, but have workers place tickets on people’s cars?!?!?
The biggest problem here is the fact that the government hasn’t owned up to the fact that they screwed up. Issuing tickets and trying to continue functioning a society that has no idea what hit them is terrible and has very bad consequences. The people loose faith in their elected officials!
Atlanta, AfroMadu prayed for you. But it is up to these local officials to have you back at peace with the storm that just hit.