Monday, January 18, 2010

Tens and Hundreds

Something that has stood out to me in the television coverage coming out of Haiti is the large number of young people just wandering around. These are strong healthy young men. If they could get together and work in teams, I suspect that they could have a real impact in their communities, but they seem to be drifting aimlessly in the tide of events. This is what happens when the cohesion of a society breaks down at the lowest level.

As we move into a period of increased social and economic disruption, there is an urgent need for Tens and Hundreds to be re-established in our neighbourhoods, so that we can cope with the disaster that may come.

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