Kate said in the comments below:
Iâ€™m stuck up on this soapbox and I canâ€™t seem to climb down.
My comment got so long I decided to make it a new post.
It’s okay Kate. I DO understand. I guess as much as it’s about race it’s about class, or maybe haves and have-nots. In the case of NO the majority of the have-nots are black.
Some people are blantantly racist. Some people are subtlely racist and some people are just flat out stupid racist. I’m not sure how to classify the photo link that Kate posted. But you can take and substitute class-conscious (for lack of a better word) in place of racist if you like.
There are different degrees of poor as proved by Scalzi’s thread on being poor. Bottom line Bush and his ilk don’t give a shit about the poor (don’t believe me go click on that link) and I’m not talking just dirt ass poor, I’m talking working class poor who live paycheck to paycheck where getting ahead is not an option. One person on Scalzi’s board said being poor is waiting on the other shoe to drop.
Yes, we need to focus on getting Katrina’s victims in a better place. We need to get them food, clothing, temporary then permanent shelter, the animals need to be taken care of, homes found for them, schools for kids etc etc etc. That takes time. Time those that were evacuated, now have.
But we are ALL victims here. And hollie honey, you KNOW how I feel about victims. We can either either whine about it and go “oh woe is me” or we can stay mad and fight. We CANNOT forget! Katrina is a fucking WAKEUP call to what our government has done and will continue to do to us if we don’t stop them.
Anyone remember this? Anybody? Bueller?
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.…that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
The basic law of Karma is if we do not learn from our mistakes we are DOOMED to repeat them. We cannot afford to forget the lessons learned from Katrina. We cannot afford to let Mr. Bush and his handlers (as one person called them) sweep this under the rug with propganda and glad-handing. Those responsible MUST take responsibility for their actions. And we THE PEOPLE are the ones who must hold them accountable. We can no longer afford to be complacent. Complacency Kills!
And I’m gonna end with the link Kate posted in the comments:
From the UK News. The rest of the world is watching. What we THE PEOPLE do now, is up to us.