The good news coming out of Houston is how people of all races and creeds have been coming together to help each other out. There have been some truly heroic rescues and sacrifices. Most of us are rightfully proud when people come together this way.
Disaster scientists have repeatedly punctured the myth, perpetuated by Hollywood and the media, that cataclysm awakens our worst selves. Rather, disruptive events loosen our mores just enough to permit new kinds of compassion ….
[Their] findings put a frame around the cooperative society that has lately emerged in Houston: It is a beautiful anomaly, a liquid note of silver momentarily liberated from its sheath of rust.
It’s a left-wing thing, if you see people feeling good about something, you have to tell them why they really should be bitter, ashamed, and angry about it… and everything else… all the time… forever.
And I bet that line about “a liquid note of silver momentarily liberated from its sheath of rust” really impressed her sophomore year creative writing class.