Thank you for taking the article in the right spirit. I believe this particular article turned out to be a hard hitting one, in a very subtly uncomfortable manner. The same manner in which we individually cut corners, but give sermons on morality when in public.
About the ‘calamity…’ statement, I went back and re-checked it (mainly for the context). Although, I can’t rephrase my words; however, what I meant to say was ‘Calamity does bring out the worst in (some) of us’. Being an eternal optimist, I agree with you that humanity in its default state is cooperative.