So far, we’ve heard people blame the wretched situation in New Orleans on godless public schools and homosexuals. Justin Darr has decided to pass over such obvious scapegoats and place the blame for this catastrophe right where it belongs: on the victims.
New Orleans: the nanny state’s bitter fruit
September 1, 2005
Two days. 48 hours. 2,880 minutes.
172,800 seconds. Justin’s learned to use a calculator. A round of applause is in order.
This was all the time it took for the fabric of 6000 years of civilization to unravel in New Orleans.
This is kinda hyperbolic, isn’t it? Hey Justin, ever hear of the Plague? Or the fall of Rome? Civilization unravels all the time, homey.
Streets which just last week were lined with the fans of Blues clubs and theaters are now patrolled by gangs of what in any other country would be called terrorists looking for their next innocent victim or store front to pillage.
Justin? Seriously, this is retarded. Why would you refer to common criminals as terrorists? Terrorists intentionally inflict harm upon civilians to acheive a political goal. The looters in New Orleans are just looking to make a quick buck by stealing flat screen TVs. Here’s a helpful diagram to illustrate the point:
Rapes and gang wars in the Superdome, gun fire at rescue helicopters, and the efforts to search and rescue trapped survivors of hurricane Katrina have been abandoned in a near hopeless effort to restore some semblance of public order.
Yes, efforts to help people in New Orleans have clearly been abandoned, which is why convoys of food and water are being trucked in there right now.
Think of it. In just two days time, authorities have been forced to desert innocent people to almost certain death because New Orleans has become unsafe for rescue operations. Two days.
.2857 weeks. .0054757 years. It boggles the mind, really.
How could this have happened so quickly?
Well, a hurricane decimated the city, left thousands of people without food and water…
Early reports of looting where portrayed by the media as desperate, hungry people breaking into grocery stores. In my opinion, this is not looting but survival. However, as the full scope of events has become clearer, it is evident that the mayhem in New Orleans is not a result of trapped residents trying to stay alive, but a carnival atmosphere where the bodies of the dead are pushed aside in order to steal their stereos.
A carnival full of dead bodies? It sounds like Justin used to be a member of the Insane Clown Posse (which would explain so, so much).
I was originally going to write nothing about hurricane Katrina.
Damn. We were so close to being spared.
Times of national tragedy are no time for partisanship.
Pffft, please. Stop playing nice and just get on to blaming the victims.
However, what is happening in New Orleans goes beyond the simple red state/ blue state debate…
These are the politically correct facts as we know them. Almost everyone who could evacuate New Orleans before the hurricane did. Those who stayed where the very poor or ill who did not have the means to leave.
The reality is that the poor residents of the New Orleans could have evacuated the flood zone on a public bus before the hurricane for about the cost of a bottle of water.
I love this. These wingnuts act like there were just thousands of busses lined up with the capacity to carry out over 100,000 people. Not to mention the fact that many of the people stranded in the city had no money for a hotel, and no relatives outside the city.
The total disabled population of New Orleans who might not have been able to evacuate is estimated at around 55,000 residents. So, the question must be asked why up to half a million people did not evacuate the city. The sad answer is that many of these residents remained because they where waiting for the government to aid them.
Oh my God! You mean these poor people who had no way out of the city actually expected the government to help them during a national crisis? Christ, how naive! Everybody knows that the government’s sole purpose is handing out goodies to favored corporations, and nothing else. Besides, if the local, state or federal government had stepped in with a competent evacuation plan, then these lazy bums would have even more incentive to stick around and get pummeled by natural disasters.
Many trapped in New Orleans right now are in a state of shock. They expected the nanny state which provides them with housing, medical care, food, and education to also come forward and provide them with the means of escaping a natural disaster.
The fools. Everybody knows that in a post-apocalyptic world, the only way to escape a doomed city is by heavily arming yourself and blasting your way out. Haven’t they ever seen Escape from New York or The Postman?
When a state of emergency was declared in August 26^th , they waited. When the inbound lanes of the highways around New Orleans where rerouted outbound to allow for faster evacuation by road, they waited. If things where really that bad, the government would come through for them and tell them where to go, what to do, and provide the means to make it happen.
Plus, helping people escape the hurriance would have taken precious resources away from the government’s fight against pornography.
Many residents in New Orleans remained because they have been so indoctrinated into the idea that they will be taken care of by the government that they are incapable to looking out for themselves.
Actually, Justin, I think some of the looters were doing a damn fine job of looking after themselves.
Now the government has failed them. In a culture where all the comforts of life have been provided to people as entitlements, their sudden absence has unleashed a violent backlash against the society these people feel has let them down. In other words, if some people do not get what they feel they are entitled to get, then something unfair must have happened, so now they have the right to go out and take it.
Yeah, all those Disaster Queens just sat on their couches, mucnching on bon-bons and waiting for the government to help them evacuate. The dumb bastards probably think the Feds will be there to protect them from a terrorist attack too.
Let me stress again, these people are not out just trying to get baby food and Grandma’s insulin. They are stealing electronics, guns, furniture, beer trucks, and Nikes. Along with the end of social service entitlements has come the end of the rules of behavior these entitlements require. So, if the government is not giving you anything, some of these people feel that they do not have to follow the laws of civilized society.
Yes, because all the people who were on New Orleans’ welfare rolls are now looters. All of them.
The nanny state has created a class of people in America not only unable to take care of their own needs, but incapable to existing within normal society.
And most of them write for Renew America.
In your neighborhood, laws and peaceful coexistence are not maintained by government or the police, but by the people themselves.
Oh. My. God. Justin, did you really just say that in most neighborhoods, police are not in charge of maintaining law and order? WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU THINK THEY’RE THERE FOR, ASSHOLE??? Are you telling me that if someone robbed your house, you wouldn’t call the goddamn police? That you’d just phone up your Uncle Jethro so the two of you could form a vigilante mob to track down the thieves? What kind of crazy-assed backwater do you live in?
You feel that way because you have worked hard and are unwilling to jeopardize everything you have earned by acting foolishly. But those who have always been given everything and told that everything they do wrong is a result of their being a victim, there is no similar prohibition.
Yeah, those poor people trapped in New Orleans don’t know how good they have it.
New Orleans is a warning to us all. We must change our culture from one of entitlement to one of responsibility now, or we may have no culture left in the future.
And we really have to fix our public education system so it doesn’t churn out any more ignorant fucktards like Justin Darr.