Friday, September 02, 2005

Modern evil

I am so angry I can hardly think straight enough to post.

I just saw a body – a dead body, an American, in America – on the national news. NBC, actually. Whoever it was sat in the sun for five days until they died. No help. No food. No water. Elsewhere a man sick with cancer died for lack of oxygen. He and his wife were two of the obstinate ones who refused to leave – they simply refused to have a car, refused to be healthy enough to move.

An old lady died waiting. Yes, that's a dead woman in the chair. Maybe it's a Photoshop job. It illustrates the reality.

So this is it! Welcome to a renewed, strengthened America, with no safety net, no hope for you in a disaster. The money that could have saved these people was spent in Iraq. And isn't it just the breaks, that the hurricane hit before everyone's assistance checks arrived on the first of the month? Ah, well, nothing to be done.

In other news:
WASHINGTON — It makes no sense to spend billions of dollars to rebuild a city that's 7 feet under sea level, House Speaker Dennis Hastert said of federal assistance for hurricane-devastated New Orleans. AP/Seattle Times

If the President came up to me, I would spit on him. He should pay politically, for this, but racism is too embedded in our culture to pillory a good ol' boy over the misfortune of some irresponsible poor black people.

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Anonymous Claire said...

Hi Stomaphagus,

I agree 100% with your latest Blog, so forgive me if I diverge from the topic at hand.

On The Irish Trojan's Blog, you made a statement that Jesus said "Ye shall know my children by their prosperity." Could you tell me exactly where, in the Bible, it says this? My attempts to locate this quote via my concordance have been an utter failure. Feel free to email me at 7thsister@mail.com.

9:43 AM  
Blogger Stomaphagus said...

I don't recall the exact discussion, but I suspect my comment was made sarcastically. Of course, Jesus never said any such thing, to my knowledge.

11:56 AM  

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