People aren’t too happy about what I wrote here, (including some raging nutcase who hasn’t figured out that I’m changing its comments to something even nuttier). However, let me clarify a few things for *all* of those willing to understand. (I suspect that the rest of you will continue to caterwaul.)
I hold the “outmoded” view that men are supposed to be the protectors of a society, especially under conditions of adversity, like those that exist in New Orleans; specifically in the Superdome. Men should get women, children and the elderly out of harm’s way or they should protect them until help arrives. They should comfort, not make the situation worse. My point was that many men of that community seemed to have fallen down on the job. Women and girls and babies should not have to fend for themselves on such a large scale at any time, much less during a disaster; but there was the syndrome on display right before our very eyes.
To add insult to injury, "men" were terrorizing the weaker members of the evacuees--raping, robbing and murdering--rather than protecting them--and getting mad because no one would do their job: stop the goblins. *That's* what I was referring to (and I spelled it out also). (It's interesting that some of the commenters on the other post are, in effect, castigating me for rebuking monsters like these.)
Excuse me, for expecting men to preserve life, rather than take it; and, yes, I'm specifically talking about black men here. I know that many of you leftists think most (all?) black men are children and want to continue treating them as such, but I know differently; my dad and my uncles are MEN.
(About the hunger and thirst: “men” just don’t have the energy to rape, rob and murder unless their demon-possessed bodies have some food and water in them. So sustenance was coming from somewhere. The “men” simply weren’t giving any to the women, children and old people.)
Someone say that I have a different perspective because I'm a conservative. True, but I have a different perspective also because I live in a community which, similarly, contains a lot of man-less families, fatherless children and roving gangs of criminals who terrorize the residents. I'm simply pointing to the problem and how it makes things worse in *any* situation and, in really bad ones--like that down in the delta--deadly and self-defeating.
(And is it really unreasonable to expect "men" not to shoot at the rescue helicopters?)
For those of you who can’t handle the truth--not my problem. However, it is the problem of those of my race who don’t understand the role of men. That can become your problem, as well, if you keep making excuses for it.
(I posted a half-asleep version of this at this nice lady’s blog)
KATRINA RELIEF: Morgan Freeman
NEW YORK - Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman has helped organize an online auction to raise funds for disaster relief in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
The auction, which also includes corporate-donated items, will open Friday on the Charity Folks Web site, an online auction venue, and run until Sept. 16, it was announced Wednesday.
Items include the opportunity to attend a screening of Freeman’s upcoming film, “An Unfinished Life,” a resort getaway and memorabilia packages from various movies.
Proceeds will go to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. [SNIP]
Freeman, who lives in the Mississippi Delta, said his property missed the brunt of the hurricane, getting just rain and high winds.
UPDATE: Here's the IP address of the troll Dave, who spewed curses here and in the other post: 188.8.131.52. What a man!