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Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas


Monday, October 22, 2007

Tribes

This is crazy! Hot Santa Ana winds are blowing at 50-70mph forcing the fires to race around the Malibu hills. Thirty-something homes are gone and thousands have been evacuated....

San Diego County on Monday ordered massive evacuations using Qualcomm Stadium to house evacuees as the wildfires that already killed one are "zero percent contained" and raging out of control.

Hmmm? Let's see, thousands of citizens forced to flee their homes by a natural disaster take refuge in the city's sports arena. Where have we seen this before? I wonder when the refugees will start murdering and raping each other? Looting each other's houses? Defecating all over the place and resorting to cannabilism? When will the mayor, governor, and California's democrat representatives in Congress tearfully blame the whole thing on George Bush for not rushing federal relief to the victims fast enough? When will Michael Moore make a stupid movie asking where was George Bush during the Malibu fires of '07? And how long before Al Gore blames the disaster on the imaginary menace of man-made global warming?

Oh wait, what's that you say? People in San Diego are self-reliant, employed tax-payers rather than dependent tax-consumers? Well then, I was mistaken. We probably won't see any of that misbehavior.

Think I'm being cynical and unfair? Meh(shrugs)....probably am.

For those of you who want to read the absolute best essay ever written in my opinion, on human behavior during a crisis, go to ejectejecteject and read Tribes. It is some of the best writing I've seen in a long time and Bill nails the differences between people who behave differently when confronted with hardship.

3 comments:

Charles said...

I thought that California was going to fall into the ocean as a result of a massive earthquake. didn't know that it would burn first. This is an interesting way to deal with the illegal aliens from Mexico, however. Kudos for Gov. Terminator for sticking it to those tax drainers.

Anonymous said...

the only problem is the rich tax-payers are being driven out. they should start some fires in South Central LA. i don't think most people would miss California if it fell into the sea.

Charles - in Charge said...

Absolutely not. I am just waiting for the New Orleans sleezites to stroll in and start looting the area. Maybe they can get in some rape and some other juicy crimes while they are there.