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Friday, September 02, 2005

Katrina

How can a person not weigh in on Katrina's aftermath?? I just read a Salon article (link for those of you who have access), and Joan Walsh is right when she says that
The crisis unfolding before us -- dispossession, looting, people shooting at rescue workers, the president's dim response, and now, people dying in front of our eyes outside the Superdome -– rubs our noses in so much that's wrong in our country, it's excruciating to watch.

She's so right. Further down, Walsh is critical of Bush, as we all should be. He was probably so disappointed for having to cancel his vacation 2 days early. The federal government's general response has been so lackluster, the mayor of New Orleans was swearing a blue streak on the radio yesterday.

The most telling part of this story that Walsh's essay hits on is Bush's response. He flew over the disaster area. Compare that with his 9-11 response where he was supposedly on the bullhorn. Obviously, there's not enough political gain in helping the down and out.

Don't believe what they tell you, there's no compasion in this administration.

And there's been plenty of critical responses to the media's coverage and blantant racist biases. How dare they, or anyone, blame the victims for being victims? That's like telling a rape victim that she was raped because she is attractive.

At any rate, if this isn't a sign that the country needs Green Politics, I don't know what is. It's too bad that there's so much in-fighting now that we can't get anything done. It's a turnoff to voters and activists alike.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ken Sain is not a reliable source for anything. He publishes half truths and distortions as "Birdy" pointed out in his/her response.

10:58 AM  

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