- Something struck me in the days following the tragic events of
Nature that have all but crippled much of Japan for the last week.
I am sure that many have observed the same thing and probably
hesitated, as I have, to mention it...
It was the Japanese and their almost superhuman way of dealing with
a catastrophe of this magnitude.
Now, you are probably wondering, why
is that something you would hesitate to mention?...
That's because I was almost immediately reminded of America's last
similar event now infamously known as "Katrina".
What will follow is what I have
hesitated to say...
There is a stark contrast of how each event was handled by it's
respective people, or should I say, how some handled Katrina here in
America and how it was portrayed in the "Free Press".
Some of the things I've noticed between the two was the amount of
warning that each population had and the severity of the destruction
If you were just a casual observer of the news, as many are, you
might have assumed that Katrina only hit New Orleans hard, and that
that city's preparation, response and the events that followed was
indicative of the entire Gulf region that was hit by Katrina.
It simply was not.
You should remember that Katrina was a Hurricane that gave the Gulf
ample warning of its arrival, and most in the Gulf region heeded
that warning days in advance.
The Earthquake in Japan gave no warning, and the Tsunami that
followed almost the same.
Katrina did FAR worse damage to areas in Mississippi than it did in
New Orleans, yet most only remember, incorrectly, that New Orleans
was the "Ground Zero" of the catastrophe.
This had less to do with the Hurricane and more to do with the
improper preparation and the flooding that followed.
And one other key element that draws a significant distinction
between New Orleans and Japan...
The Human Response... Not only the response of the individuals in
New Orleans, but the authorities and of course their accomplices in
the "Free Press".
By contrast, what you have not seen in Japan is people looting...
Finger pointing... Laying around waiting for assistance... Or
ignorantly blaming leaders for a Natural event and an ALWAYS
This wasn't the case in the entire Gulf region, but it was clearly
the response in New Orleans.
In Mississippi, there were entire towns that looked like some of
towns in Japan do now...
Wiped off the map.
You didn't hear Mississippians demanding that the Government,
specifically George W. Bush, get down there and fix the disaster
that he had created... Yes, I said that he created...
I believe it was Spike Lee who first eluded to such Absurdity.
And you don't hear the Japanese doing it either...
Along with not seeing the Japanese engaging in looting, you also
don't see the Police in these regions looting.
You see Japanese citizens risking their very Lives to stop this
reactor from melting down and all of the authorities doing
everything humanly possible to get people out... ALL of these people
risking their own Lives... Civilian and Authority alike.
If you will remember, the New Orleans Police were caught looting
after Katrina along with a laundry list of other Crimes and wrongs.
Can you imagine a nuclear reactor being the responsibility of Blanco
or Nagin or
Nagin's looting and or MIA police force?
The Fact that some in the US were so quick to blame others for a
Natural disaster, and so unwilling to heed warnings days in advance,
and then to take advantage of the disaster for purely selfish,
political and even Racist reasons, doesn't paint a portrait of
America like the almost collective response of the Japanese paints a
portrait of their people.
No, it paints a portrait of New Orleans... And it's leaders... And
Liberals in general in the modern day.
Those leaders, from the Governor to the Mayor, were a product of the
people who Elected them and reflection of them.
But New Orleans was not a reflection of America, regardless of how
the "Free Press" wanted to paint it.
I would hope, no... I KNOW that MOST Americans would respond like
those in Mississippi did to Katrina...
Quietly picking up the pieces and rebuilding their communities
without the need to get in front of a camera and demand that a
President they didn't Vote for get down there and fix it... And
don't forget to bring the money!
New Orleans' response to Katrina is like the Liberal response to
just about everything...
What can other people do for me because I can't do for myself.
An Illness that Liberals in Power have perpetuated on it's
Constituency for Generations now with the specific intent of
furthering a Dependent base that's dependably there to Vote for them
every other year.
So if you run across someone remembering and comparing Katrina to
the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan as I have, and they are
hammering on us for how the Liberals in New Orleans handled it and
using it to blame Boooosh again, you remind them of Mississippi and
reject being compared to or expected to take responsibility for the
actions of those in New Orleans.
That is theirs to own, not ours.
And then applaud the Japanese... Because they deserve it.