The people who suffered through Cyclone Yasi were the worst. She keeps going:
“It would be unfair to compare the quiet stoicism and order in Japan to the chaos, looting, crime and panic of Hurricane Katrina or the whining and insistent demands for handouts after Queensland was struck by cyclone Larry in 2005. It may be unfair to conclude that self-indulgent pampered Westerners have forgotten the Japanese virtues of sacrifice, and selflessness, as some have suggested.”
Classic Miranda, 2011: “After Friday’s 9.0 magnitude earthquake, a tsunami, four nuclear reactors in crisis and the Nikkei in freefall, as the economy teeters, thousands are dead, many more are missing, presumed dead, and millions are homeless and without water or electricity. Yet vignettes from around the country show only co-operation between people, generosity, order, industriousness and civilised behaviour. No looting, no whining. Very little panic, if any, and no demands for some mythical “them” to fix it.