The only real knowledge I have of Haiti is from a few people I have met in DC, nice enough people, and from what I saw during their many interactions with the US, at the leadership level, usually in times of civil war. Now because of this tragedy I'm seeing Haitians on TV speaking for themselves, and I'm struck by: - their humility overall - a sense of strength... in story after story the ones who survive and get in touch w/their US relatives are more concerned that their relatives in the US are okay... trying to calm them down even if they've lost a limb - overwhelmingly, a sense that their religion sustains them. They seem to thank God for whatever they did survive with. Of course I don't know what some of the rightist outlets are showing, but I have been struck by our little glimpse of the ordinary Haitian. Is anybody else seeing this? PFnV PS, I know some are looting now... 4 days after every symbol and vestige of the state has disappeared for all intents and purposes.