“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Thursday, May 06, 2010

The natural disaster that got overlooked

The century flood that made a disaster area out of Nashville has an estimated damage cost of over a billion dollars and killed 19 people so far, yet had scant little coverage from the main stream media. Why is that?

I hate to be the one to point it out but, maybe it's because there are no minorities standing on top of their rental houses whining about the government response. Maybe it's because Tennesseans are taking care of each other and themselves and don't want the government swooping in the "help". Maybe it's because Nashville isn't full of indigent, welfare sponges that fit the media's narrative of "poor-people-get-unfairly-victimized-by-weather" on which they are so fond of reporting.

When self-sufficient, responsible Americans are struck by tragedy, it's not story to the media. Plus, if they made too much of a big deal about it, they might find themselves having to blame Obama the way they blamed Bush for Katrina....and they don't dare question The One.

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