Surely by now anyone who doesn't live under a rock is aware a horrible earthquake over 7.0 on the Richter Scale devastated the country of Haiti, by far the poorest and least stable country in the Western Hemisphere.
Massive public and private efforts are under way to help the Haitian people whose situation is made far worse by having virtually no infrastructure and a totally ineffective and corrupt government. In a nation of approximately nine million people, the low estimate is that at least 50,000 people have been killed while the work goes on to rescue more.
This is no time for cynicism. As humans, we are compelled by our humanity to help those in need. In the long term, we must work with the people of Haiti to rebuild their country and develop a productive healthy society.