Monday, June 30, 2008
A tale of two cultures
Regular reader David writes in with his take on the flooding in the Midwest....
Questions on the Flooding in Iowa:
The below is so very true.
-Where are all of the Hollywood celebrities holding telethons asking for
help in restoring Iowa and helping the folks affected by the floods?
-Where is all the media asking the tough questions about why the federal
government hasn't solved the problem? Asking where the FEMA trucks (and
-Why isn't the Federal Government relocating Iowa people to free hotels
-When will Spike Lee say that the Federal Government blew up the levees
that failed in Des Moines?
-Where are Sean Penn and the Dixie Chicks?
-Where are all the looters stealing high-end tennis shoes and big screen
-When will we hear Governor Chet Culver say that he wants to rebuild a
'vanilla' Iowa, because that's the way God wants it?
-Where is the hysterical 24/7 media coverage complete with reports of
-Where are the people declaring that George Bush hates white, rural
-How come in 2 weeks, you will never hear about the Iowa flooding ever
The self reliance shown by people of the mid-west stands so far apart
from the 'people' in New Orleans that were in the same situation.
Also, there was/is zero looting. I have pretty much given up hope for
the 'victims' of that culture. Welfare has reduced them to what they
Sad, very, very sad...
Good questions all. I'm sure most Americans are asking themselves the same thing. In asking these questions, David indelicately points out the differences in population behavior between those who are self reliant, independent, responsible citizens and those who are shiftless, dependent, criminal-minded, wards of the State, when it comes to dealing with disaster. In case you haven't made the connection, when true conservatives control government you get more of the mid-western culture and when liberals control government you get more New Orleans. Think before you vote.