Children for sale.
After such a devastating act of nature, God, science or whatever, how could predators move in to hurt children left homeless and hungry and vulnerable?
The incomprehensible becomes more horrible as we read reports of child smugglers and pedophiles preying on the devastated areas after the Indian Ocean tsunami. An e-mail advertises that hundreds of children orphaned by the water are now available for sale or rent.
Yet those who have long worked in disaster zones say human predators are part of a pattern. The natural disaster strikes, people die, people mourn, compassion and aid roll in -- and so do the predators.
It raises questions about the nature of humanity and its capacity for evil, for wickedness.
- For Small Survivors, A Cruel New World
By DeNeen L. Brown