Remind me: didn’t someone with a vivid imagination calling itself Evil Progressive castigate me in this post for some phantom, fantasy politicization of a natural disaster?
I have no pertinent commentary about the unsurprising racial angle that some are bringing into the mix of toxic water, dead bodies and thousands of homeless people, except to say this: there were two things that disturbed me nearly as much as the death, destruction and lawlessness. As a matter of fact, one could say that those two things were by-products of the lawlessness.
• I’m sure that I’m not the only one who noticed how many husband-less women and girls there were who had babies and children along with them.
• And I’m betting that I’m not the only one who cringed as more than one man near my dad’s age wailed plaintively about why no one was doing anything for
Back when I was growing up, real men took charge and made decisions. They protected women and children--especially their own children--and got them out of harm’s way; out of the way of things like hurricanes, especially when they had days of advance warning. And if they made the wrong decision, they tried to make things right and/or took the consequences. Like young Jabbar Gibson.
They didn’t expect someone else to be the protector—be the man—and then whine about how the substitute man wasn’t being the substitute man fast enough.
No one should wonder that gangs of thieves, terrorists, rapists and murderers plagued the refugees. Such are the rotten fruit of fatherless societies--societies with a dearth of real men.
KATRINA RELIEF: Here’s a fine idea!
Please consider donating, for long-term use, your idle RV or travel trailer. We are opening our park to our good neighbors from Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama who have lost so much in Hurricane Katrina.I can’t vouch for the gentleman, but his contact info is on the page.
(Thanks to A Wandering Confluence)
And Independent Sources is selling indulgences for Katrina Relief. :-P
For every link to this page of Independent Sources I will donate $5.Very impressive.
For every blog roll addition to Independent Sources I will donate $20.
For every comment to this posting I will donate $1.
For every comment that says something nice about Insider $2.
UPDATE: Welcome Daou Report Readers! I hope most of you are far more intelligent and articulate than is your fellow Daou denizen, Fred.
UPDATE: Oops. Almost forgot; Fred's IP address is 220.127.116.11. That real man shortage is worse than I thought.
UPDATE: Apparently, several of you less discerning folk need to scroll down to see what I look like.
UPDATE: See follow-up here.