? has a lot of money;
? can contribute hundreds of millions of hard, valuable currency–not to mention invaluable equipment and manpower and know-how?to the cause of alleviating the consequences of a natural disaster;
? private corporations, charities and individual citizens can, want to and do contribute millions more;
? leader will shrug off carping of those who are jealous of his country?s power and prosperity and will act, rather than talk.
And it can throw a big, expensive party a month later, as well.
? can barely clean up after its own disasters;
? since ?corporations? belong to the state, no corporate donations without the consent of the leader;
? has no private charities;
? private citizens have barely enough of their countries near-worthless currency to feed its own children, much less help to keep others from starving;
? leader doesn?t have to shrug of any type of carping because no one expects him to act and he wouldn?t care if they did anyway.
Leader might throw a big, expensive party after his knee heals up.
I laughed so hard my stomach hurt.