Can you imagine how helpless we would be if something like this were to happen to the US west coast and we had to depend on FEMA to respond? And something like this WILL happen here some day. Maybe by then we'll have had our "revolution" (revelation?), fire everyone on the government payroll, and get some real public servants who actually know how to do something besides shuffle papers and watch the time clock.
This ought to be a wake up call for all of us. God help those suffering in Japan tonight.