I think that the citizens of Waco must have very little to do with their time. I am appalled at how both the media and the people of Waco have handled the crisis at Mount Carmel.
A truly tragic situation has been turned into a three-ring circus. People are driving out to the compound for entertainment while local merchants print up comical David Koresh T-shirts to sell to onlookers when they arrive. I believe our community needs to give some serious thought to the ramifications of our actions.
First of all, we are playing into Koresh’s hands. If he was actually interested in resolving this conflict, he would have given himself up long ago, David Koresh desires everyone’s attention at any cost. Our ignorance could result in a loss of life.
The second point that the citizens of Waco need to understand is that this incident is not a business opportunity. Waco is getting publicity, but it is negative publicity.
Once the excitement has worn off, Waco will be remembered as a dangerous and unstable city, which certainly won’t be good for business.