Tuesday, September 06, 2005

After the Deluge

It occurred to me the other day that the only job better than God is that of President of the United States. Why who else could cause so much panic, so much despair, so much adversity than God himself? That bastard George W. had to go and whip up a little storm in the Gulf of Mexico for the ultimate goal of committing covert genocide. At least that is what the nitwits in this country would have one believe. Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and the rest of the brigade of "blame-white America first" got down to Louisiana post-haste to blame the current administration for the express purpose of pointing out injustice throughout the bayou. Actually, what they did was inadvertantly point out the ineptitude of a previously corrupt local and state government, who have since turned on each other after trying to blame the federal government for not sending in a squadron of F-18s to blow that damn Katrina out of the water. Well I for one am not about to elevate the President beyond his elected position. There is no more powerful force than Nature. Let me repeat that, There is NO more powerful force than Nature. If 175 MPH winds are headed your way, here's an idea: Get your car keys, get a bag of clothes, and find some relatives who are at least 500 miles in the opposite direction of said winds. Don't hang around to see if the levee breaks, don't try to protect your worldly possesions. They're going to be waterlogged and virtually unusable, unless of course they are swim trunks or a pair of floaties. Honestly, have we as a country become so stupid that we can't help our fellow man? You can't blame anyone but nature for what happened and since there isn't any human personification of Nature, maybe some of the more idiotic people around the world can take a step back and realize that what people in Lousiana, Mississippi and Alabama need is a helping hand, not some loudmouthed jerk who wants to point a finger. It's times like these that I'm glad I can take the handy advice of Mark Twain: "It is better to be silent and thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt." Amen to that.

Update (Sep. 7 - 9:03 PM):
Here are 3 articles that basically solidified my view of this whole mess:

CYA is a big job by Steve H. Graham

Don't blame only Feds by Michael Goodwin

Blame Amid the Tragedy by Bob Williams


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10:27 PM  
Blogger dynode said...

You summed it up quite effectively. I am amazed, but not surprised at the charges of racism being bandied about so casually. It's my feeling (my hope?) that this awful mess and the irresponsible noise surrounding it will finally (yes,we can hope) put all of the racial malarky that hamstrings our culture and society to rest, because it's being exposed in all it's ridiculousness.

10:34 PM  
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9:20 PM  
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10:43 PM  

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