Sunday, March 20, 2011

"New Orleans vs Tokyo; The Sad Saga of The Victim Class"

As we watch the brave people in Japan struggle through the horrific triple tragedy of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown I am awed by their courage and perseverance and community spirit.  I see orderly lines of folks waiting to enter a store, I see folks helping each other to survive and I see grit and determination to get through these disasters.

Some pockets of that kind of spunk still exists in America.  Witness how Iowa farmers and small town residents will unite and begin a slow and painful clean up and recovery following a tornado.  See how the folks up in North Dakota teamed up to build sand bags in an effort to stave off frequent Red River flooding.

Now, contrast that with how a certain class of folks reacted to Hurricane Katrina.  Suspend your liberal pablum about Bush and Fema's response to the crisis; take your mind back to the days preceding the devastating storm.  I followed coverage of the storm for days before the hurricane hit.  What did I see?  I saw the "productive, working class folks loading up their cars and heading north, in compliance with state and federal warnings.  What did the folks in the 9th ward do?  They used the occasion to have "hurricane parties, to loot homes emptied during the evacuation and "wait" for Uncle Sugar to come rescue them.
I saw a huge storage yard with a thousand buses sitting unused by a black mayor who was also waiting for Uncle Sugar rather than commandeering those buses and forcing a 9th ward evacuation.

In the storm's aftermath I saw National Guard and Fema forces risking their lives to save many who were simply too stupid to leave early.  I saw folks given shelter in the football dome trash that facility and scream for better conditions after they, themselves, created the mess.

I then saw tens of thousands of those same folks run scams with the feds to grope for those fat recovery checks.  Years now after Katrina I still see tales of woe as thousands sit on their ass and wait for Brad Pitt and Angela Jolie to come build them a house.  Others fled to Houston and drove that city's crime statistics into the stratosphere.

So why is that in the American midwest and in Japan you don't see looting and the sad sitting on the backside while waiting for Uncle Sugar to come to their rescue?

The answer is simple:  the Japanese take great pride in their country and in themselves.  The people of the midwest, their characters forged by hard work and self-pride, know how to stand up for themselves.  A certain class of folks in New Orleans are the "victim" class, a product of the Great Society whereby government shall issue welfare checks, WIC credits, Section 8 housing, preferential quotas for education, housing and employment.  They are the product of Jessie "Heimie Town" Jackson, Reverend "Tax Cheat" Sharpton and good ole "Massive Tax Cheat" Charlie Rangel.

So folks, wait and watch.  The Japanese people will stand proud and rebuild, those mid-westerners will keep filling sand bags and the folks in the 9th ward will keep waiting for Uncle Sugar to ride to their rescue.

Sad.  Damned Sad.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

So basicaly, you want no comments to your post. Is that correct ?

JustCommonSense said...

Not at all; please comment on my comments as much as you'd like. As to how I distribute and promote my blog I'll decide how to best do that. Thanks for your comments, though.

Zachary said...

Someone (and I suppose it may be you) keeps posting links to this blog through the San Diego Union Tribune's website, signonsandiego.com. I regularly read the online articles and related comments, and have come across links to your blog several times. I'm just writing to say, though I can't agree with you on every issue, I do on many. I was raised in Minnesota and your analysis of the folks in the Midwest is spot on. Personal accountability has become lost to many in this country. Though I don't consider myself a Tea Partier, and I sure don't fit in the demographic, I have to agree that those of us who work hard to make a living, pay our taxes dutifully, and would generally like the government to just let us be seem to have a lot in common, despite other differences. Keep posting, I plan to keep reading.

JustCommonSense said...

Zachary, thanks for taking the time to leave comments. I'm always interested in what my readers think and have to say.

karen said...

I shared this on facebook. I think my only area of disagreement is that this is not a race-related or even disaster specific problem in our country. The victim class no longer needs a disaster to justify themselves. Waiting for the government to feed and clothe them has become a way of life. Great blog!

JustCommonSense said...

Thanks, Karen, for taking the time to comment and for compliments on my blog.

Anonymous said...

This is way a America is doom. Retard, the tragedy in Japan and New Orleans are nowhere near comparable. If you pick up a book you would know this.

JustCommonSense said...

Duh! Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear meltdown..and you say New Orleans was worse? O---kay.