Hmmm? Let's see, thousands of citizens forced to flee their homes by a natural disaster take refuge in the city's sports arena. Where have we seen this before? I wonder when the refugees will start murdering and raping each other? Looting each other's houses? Defecating all over the place and resorting to cannabilism? When will the mayor, governor, and California's democrat representatives in Congress tearfully blame the whole thing on George Bush for not rushing federal relief to the victims fast enough? When will Michael Moore make a stupid movie asking where was George Bush during the Malibu fires of '07? And how long before Al Gore blames the disaster on the imaginary menace of man-made global warming?
Oh wait, what's that you say? People in San Diego are self-reliant, employed tax-payers rather than dependent tax-consumers? Well then, I was mistaken. We probably won't see any of that misbehavior.
Think I'm being cynical and unfair? Meh(shrugs)....probably am.
For those of you who want to read the absolute best essay ever written in my opinion, on human behavior during a crisis, go to ejectejecteject and read Tribes. It is some of the best writing I've seen in a long time and Bill nails the differences between people who behave differently when confronted with hardship.