Saturday, September 03, 2005

The Real Shame Of America

As I read the news today, I was disgusted by the shameful comments of some assorted buffoons and the mentally challenged rantings of those who think they should be leading our nation(samples to follow).

It is bad enough that some Americans have disgraced us all by preying on their neighbors and adding to the misfortunes of their fellow citizens, but now we have to listen to the babblings of the self-appointed know-it-alls and perennial malcontents of our society.

This rabble brings nothing positive to a problem, no solutions, no insight, only self-defeating, demoralizing drivel. Standing on the bodies of the afflicted, to raise themselves up, they engage in the hollow oratory of the doomed. This is why they cannot lead America, this is why they must not lead America.

If there were only some natural cleansing agent to remove their pollution from our midst.

In an open letter to President Bush posted on his Web site, liberal filmmaker and anti-war activist Michael Moore suggests that a delay in rescuing stranded residents of New Orleans was based on race and class.

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) joined the Congressional Black Caucus Friday in blasting the Bush administration's response to the Gulf Coast hurricane disaster.

Racism is partly to blame for the deadly aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said, calling President Bush's response to the disaster "incompetent."

Randall Robinson: I am a sixty-four year old African-American. New Orleans marks the end of the America I strove for. I am hopeless. I am sad. I am angry against my country for doing nothing when it mattered.

Crowds response to National Guard arrival: "Hell no, I'm not glad to see them. They should have been here days ago. I ain't glad to see 'em. I'll be glad when 100 buses show up," said 46-year-old Michael Levy, whose words were echoed by those around him yelling, "Hell, yeah! Hell yeah!"

Racism is partly to blame for the deadly aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said, calling President Bush's response to the disaster "incompetent."

In a broadcast yesterday, Air America radio talk radio host Randi Rhodes repeatedly urged listeners in the hurricane-devastated Gulf Coast to go out and loot, insisting the poor should be allowed to steal goods at will.

Kayne West at a Red Cross benefit: "I hate the way they portray us in the media. You see a black family, it says, "They're looting." You see a white family, it says, "They're looking for food." And, you know, it's been five days [waiting for federal help] because most of the people are black. And even for me to complain about it, I would be a hypocrite because I've tried to turn away from the TV because it's too hard to watch. I've even been shopping before even giving a donation, so now I'm calling my business manager right now to see what is the biggest amount I can give, and just to imagine if I was down there, and those are my people down there. So anybody out there that wants to do anything that we can help -- with the way America is set up to help the poor, the black people, the less well-off, as slow as possible. I mean, the Red Cross is doing everything they can. We already realize a lot of people that could help are at war right now, fighting another way -- and they've given them permission to go down and shoot us!"

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin exploded in frustration last night as his city spun further out of control, saying that Gov. Kathleen Blanco and President Bush need to stop holding "goddman press conferences" and "get their ass[es] on a plane and sit down, the two of them, and figure this out right now."

"I'm ashamed of America. I'm ashamed of our government," said a Democrat congresswoman, Carolyn Kilpatrick, from Michigan. "I'm outraged by the lack of response ..."


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loboinok said...

They are eating dead bodies over there, the voodoo freaks. And the left want to blame Bush somehow. He and God conspired this to raise oil prices. They are absolutely nuts.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone else find it incredibly disturbing that it's looking like the reason for the delay was bureaucracy and slow paperwork? I would also like to know why President Bush had to fly down to New Orleans himself to get an accurate report of what was happening.

CHRIS LEAV said...

Great roundup of all the negative stuff out there, Bob. While I'm not able to write about it (see LEAVWORLD TEMPORARILY OFFLINE, my latest post), I'm glad to see that you (and others) are still out front in citing the most outrageous critics of the response. I hope it's not too long until I'm able to join in again.

TheBitterAmerican said...

There were two constants in your comments that I picked up:
1) Democratic legislators
2) Blacks

Not to play the race card, but...the rebuilding of NOLA is being seen by its black citizens are just another entitlement (a/k/a 40 acres & mule) from the Federal government. That entitlement, btw, is a standard promise/fixture in the DNC.

Even now, Mayor Nagin has finally ordered relief workers to stop food drops onto the remaining citizens. Why? They don't want to leave their homes, despite being surrounded by a giant bio/HazMat spill. Why leave when someone will continue to drop food and water to you every other day??