Why is there no looting in Japan?
In the wake of Japanís deadly earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power plant explosions, we have witnessed the almost indescribable chaos that follows a disaster of this magnitude: loss of life, severe injuries, homelessness, lack of water, food and proper medical care, the physical destruction of towns and cities, and a growing fear of radioactive contamination from power plants that seem beyond anyoneís ability to control.
But one heart-wrenching byproduct of disasters like this one has been missing in Japan, and thatís looting and lawlessness.
Looting is something we see after almost every tragedy; for example: last yearís earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, the floods in England in 2007, and of course Hurricane Katrina back in 2005. It happens when some people whoíve seen life as they know it get tossed out the window feel that all morality has been tossed out too. Itís survival of the fittest and whatever you can get your hands on is yours, no matter who it belongs to.
But thatís not happening in Japan.
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