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I have so much more I want to say. Maybe I’ll just sit here and ramble. Maybe I’ll finally STFU. There are more blogs out there with information than I can ever link to. Opinions that left my cackling and bouncing up and down in my seat. Photos that left me angry as hell. Scalzi’s list on being poor that I had to leave my own on.

Right now all I can do is sit here and count my blessings. I’m so lucky. I finally overloaded and took the kids to a movie because making the blog circuit had taken on the feel of a train wreck. I can’t even write. But you know what? At least I could go to a movie today and for that I’m eternally thankful (and feeling more than a little bit guilty about).

While I was at the movies, I saw this on the poster for “V is for Vendetta”……

“People should not be afraid of their government. The government should be afraid of their poeple.”

More than a little appropriate. Bless you, Kanye West for having the balls to say on national television what so many of us were thinking.

I’m a firm believer in signs and not just the big honking billboards like Katrina. Life as we know it is over, and has been for a while. I’m not thinking of something as obvious as revolution (though the thought has MUCH meritt :uzi: . At it’s most basic level, I suppose revolution is nothing more than change); I’m just talking about LIFE.

I’ll just leave a little Common Sense…..

Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil in its worst state an in tolerable one; for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries by a government, which we might expect in a country without government, our calamities is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer!

19 thoughts on “So much more

  1. Kanye West is right that racism still exists. But it’s people like him who exhibits it. I know he has embarrassed many of his fellow African Americans….. and I am one of them.

  2. It is all gut-wrenchingly overwhelming, isn’t it?

    I think everyone must AT LEAST agree that we seem ill-prepared for an extreme national emergency. And if anyone can disagree with even THAT, all hope is lost.

    Leaving with one more quote. Thomas Jefferson:
    “Every generation needs a new revolution.”

    Revolutions needn’t be bloody or violent or vicious. They are the people’s way of saying things are wrong that need to be CHANGED. And if the unheeded suffering of hundreds of thousands of our own isn’t catalyst enough, I don’t know what is.

  3. I’ve been surfing the blogosphere, and the friends I have listed on my personal journal. Everyone has an opinion. So many have been affected by this tragedy, and I haven’t been writing all that much either lately. I’ve been trying, but when it comes to fiction I can’t write characters falling in love or having sex when the world is in such turmoil. My nonfiction hasn’t suffered much at least. Good for you getting out of the house and away from it for a little while.

  4. Sorry about the moderation Joe–all new commenters get moderated because of spam–and thanks for stopping by.

  5. I personally am sick of hearing this is a black issue. There were white people who suffered just as much as well as asians, hispanics ect. Why does every damn thing have to be black and white?
    Every one needs someone to blame. I worked with these people yesterday at the hospital. They were not saying “Oh I’m black and poor me.” These people were sick, hungry, filthy and scared. People should focus on fixing what happened instead of bitching about what happened. It will not change and all it does is flare tempers.

  6. Honey I know there were white people there but they HELD UP the line of people from the Superdome to evacuate the HYATT!!!!!! Not a cheap hotel. Hell, they held up dropping off more food yesterday so the Pres could fly over again– :wtf: I guarantee you, as others have already said, if it had been Hilton Head Island or Beverly Hills that got hit, the pres would have been in his plane the next day (not serving a senator a birthday cake) and FEMA wouldn’t have been saying shit like, we didn’t KNOWWWWWW :wtf:

  7. It’s good to get away, get some perspective – so I’m glad you took time away, Cece. Better to recharge than burn out.

    One of these days I’ll figure out how to link you – lol – matter of time and understanding. Just wanted you to know am thinking of you.

  8. Hollie, I think you’re right about people focusing on fixing what happened. That should be the PRIMARY focus.
    But the hurricane is not the only thing that went wrong down there. And while we can’t change what nature did, the way this mess was handled–and WHY it was handled this way–also needs to be examined. IMHO.

  9. I agree…I just think that the nation should focus on helping out and getting these people back on track instead of making it another issue.
    What happened can’t be fixed, changed, these people who died, who suffered who are in total hell need help now. Sure it could have been handled better but if ifs and butts were fruits and nuts we’d all have a merry christmas. There was a lady in the ER yesterday, 70 years old that rode in the back of a truck from LA to SA. She did nothing but praise God for being here instead of hate the ones that got her there. It’s horrible. I wanted to cry when these people told me of the horror of it all. But I want to focus on helping them instead of being pissed at those who could have done more.The anger does nothing but hurt me because they don’t give a shit.

  10. I dunno, Hollie. When you look at the photos of the people left behind because they didn’t have the resources to flee–it’s pretty clear there aren’t a lot of white people in there. Hmmmm. Well. That should tell us something about the distribution of wealth.

    I know what you mean about the anger. It’s starting to wear me down. Eventually there has to be something useful to do with all it, though.

  11. Kate the link works. Sorry because of spammers I have it set to moderate if links are in a post–it even does it to me.

  12. Well see the media is just feeding all this crap to everyone.I can look on the internet and show you poor white people who suffered too. Hell I can take you to the hospital right now and show these people to you. OH my God the people in the media are just loving making the buck on these stories.(Sure they are true but man do they love spoon feeding everyone and the sad part is there are so many who sit in their homes and scream at the TV but do nothing, they don’t vote, they don’t help, they just want something to bitch about) Yeah let’s destroy each other. Why not? Let’s show racism. Let’s show the hatred, let’s show the crap. I, personally, NEVER said this country wasn’t racist. But in life you are either a part of the problem or a solution. I would prefer to go and volunteer my time as I have to HELP instead of feed off the hatred and anger and blame. It’s not feeding these people and when I say people, I mean WHITE, BLACK, HISPANIC, ASIAN, PURPLE, PINK, whatver. If people would turn this anger to HELP then maybe we can get over this and go on. And it’s also about money not just color because they sure were looking to find the rich BLACK man Fats Domino. So it’s not just about color. It will never change, there are racists in EVERY color. EVERY COLOR and if people don’t believe that then take off the blinders….
    (stepping off my soap box)

  13. Honey it aint just the media out there reporting. There are real people posting real stories via email and on blogs. You’re right, our first priority is and should be to get the survivors taken care of and I have done what I can (even if I can’t volunteer, even if I’m not a nurse) but after that……….see my next post.