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Read online @ B A K K E N O I L B I Z . C O M / d i g i t a l - j o u r n a l 13 ➤ continued, next page Puerto Rico Jon Donne's poem informs us that we are all con- nected, especially in times of tragedy and death. Though the poem is timeless, it has a special mean- ing today as we come together in our efforts to aid the people on the destroyed island of Puerto Rico. As Donne says, we are involved in mankind. Not only are we involved on an individual basis, we are also involved as a nation. As a nation, we do not aban- don people when times are toughest. However, even though relief efforts are well underway, almost every media venue has chosen to focus their stories on ex- amples of inept and insufficient actions that failed to help the people on the island. But, the truth is different. Sure, there have been snags, missteps and failures along the way. When has recovery from any episode of mass destruction gone smoothly? However, those stumbles aren't the story. They aren't the truth. The truth goes in the other direction. The truth is, once again, America has come to the rescue. The truth is, this rescue ' No Man is an Island ' No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as any manner of thy friends or of thine own were; any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. mission is a big one and there's no other nation that's got what it takes to get this job done. Think Marshall Plan. Think rebuilding Europe and Japan after WWII. Puerto Rico was destroyed -- flattened by Hur- ricane Maria. The force of a hurricane matches the force of numerous atomic bombs detonating one after another over hours, if not days. The US devoted a little more than three and a half years fighting World War II. In that time, much of Germany was reduced to rub- ble. Parts of Japan were simi- larly destroyed. But what hap- pened after the war was won? How much effort did the US – The Recovery Mission –

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