Say a hurricane is about to destroy the city you live in. Two questions:
What would you do?
What would you do if you were black?
Sadly, the two questions don't have the same answer.
To the first: Most of us would take our families out of that city quickly to protect them from danger. Then, able-bodied men would return to help others in need, as wives and others cared for children, elderly, infirm and the like.
For better or worse, Hurricane Katrina has told us the answer to the second question. If you're black and a hurricane is about to destroy your city, then you'll probably wait for the government to save you.
This was not always the case. Prior to 40 years ago, such a pathetic performance by the black community in a time of crisis would have been inconceivable. The first response would have come from black men. They would take care of their families, bring them to safety, and then help the rest of the community. Then local government would come in.
No longer. When 75 percent of New Orleans residents had left the city, it was primarily immoral, welfare-pampered blacks that stayed behind and waited for the government to bail them out. This, as we know, did not turn out good results.
Enter Jesse Jackson and Louis Farrakhan. Jackson and Farrakhan laid blame on "racist" President Bush. Farrakhan actually proposed the idea that the government blew up a levee so as to kill blacks and save whites. The two demanded massive governmental spending to rebuild New Orleans, above and beyond the federal government's proposed $60 billion. Not only that, these two were positioning themselves as the gatekeepers to supervise the dispersion of funds. Perfect: Two of the most dishonest elite blacks in America, "overseeing" billions of dollars. I wonder where that money will end up.
Of course, if these two were really serious about laying blame on government, they should blame the local one. Responsibility to perform legally and practically fell first on the mayor of New Orleans. We are now all familiar with Mayor Ray Nagin the black Democrat who likes to yell at President Bush for failing to do Nagin's job. The facts, unfortunately, do not support Nagin's wailing. As the Washington Times puts it, "recent reports show [Nagin] failed to follow through on his own city's emergency-response plan, which acknowledged that thousands of the city's poorest residents would have no way to evacuate the city."
One wonders how there was "no way" for these people to evacuate the city. We have photographic evidence telling us otherwise. You've probably seen it by now the photo showing 200 parked school buses, unused and underwater. How much planning does it require to put people on a bus and leave town, Mayor Nagin?
Instead of doing the obvious, Mayor Nagin (with no positive contribution from Democratic Gov. Kathleen Blanco, the other major leader vested with responsibility to address the hurricane disaster) loaded remaining New Orleans residents into the Superdome and the city's convention center. We know how that plan turned out.
About five years ago, in a debate before the National Association of Black Journalists, I stated that if whites were to just leave the United States and let blacks run the country, they would turn America into a ghetto within 10 years. The audience, shall we say, disagreed with me strongly. Now I have to disagree with me. I gave blacks too much credit. It took a mere three days for blacks to turn the Superdome and the convention center into ghettos, rampant with theft, rape and murder.
President Bush is not to blame for the rampant immorality of blacks. Had New Orleans' black community taken action, most would have been out of harm's way. But most were too lazy, immoral and trifling to do anything productive for themselves.
All Americans must tell blacks this truth. It was blacks' moral poverty not their material poverty that cost them dearly in New Orleans. Farrakhan, Jackson, and other race hustlers are to be repudiated they will only perpetuate this problem by stirring up hatred and applauding moral corruption. New Orleans, to the extent it is to be rebuilt, should be remade into a dependency-free, morally strong city where corruption is opposed and success is applauded. Blacks are obligated to help themselves and not depend on the government to care for them. We are all obligated to tell them so.
The Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson is founder and president of BOND, the Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny, and author of "Scam: How the Black Leadership Exploits Black America."
How much planning does it require to put people on a bus and leave town, Mayor Nagin?
A lot when only a few hours after you issue voluntary evacuation orders, both Greyhound and Amtrak shut down their schedules competely and abandon the city. Here is an actual timeline of the events of Hurricane Katrina which emphasizes that point as well as the apathy and incompetence of the federal government:
The Beginnings of Hurricane Katrina:
Hurricane Katrina hit Florida late Thursday, August 25th, as a Category 1 hurricane. 9 people were killed. The storm then moved into the Gulf of Mexico, where it gained momentum and power. Below is a timeline of events over the next few days as the Bush administration ignored one of the biggest natural disasters ever to strike the United States.
Saturday, August 27th
Forecasters are predicting that Hurricane Katrina will hit Louisiana and Mississipi early Monday and that it probably would be a Category 3 or 4 storm. Gulf Coast communities began to ask their residents to evacuate. Meteorologist warn that Katrina has the potential to be a major hurricane.
Bush was at his vacation home in Crawford Texas avoiding Cindy Sheehan and the dueling protests outside his ranch and delivered his weekly radio address asking for patience in Iraq and saying that it will take more time for U.S. troops to complete their work in Iraq.
5pm Mayor Ray Nagin called for a voluntary evacuation of the city. Greyhound & Amtrak stop service in New Orleans late Saturday Night.
Sunday, August 28th
At 11am - Mayor Ray Nagin orders mandatory evacuation of New Orleans. Experts predict that Hurricane Katrina will hit the city with all the force and power of a Category 5 storm and that 60-80% of the citys homes will be destroyed.
"All indications are that this is absolutely worst-case scenario," Ivor van Heerden, deputy director of the Louisiana State University Hurricane Center, said Sunday afternoon.
Bush is still on vacation at his Crawford ranch. He holds a press conference in a helicopter hanger at his Crawford Texas Ranch taking a moment to urge Gulf Coast residents to evacuate before hailing the Iraqi draft constitution an inspiring success.
Governors of Louisiana and Mississippi request additional security forces from the federal government.
Monday, August 29th
Katrina hit land at 6:10am.
The storm hammered the Gulf Coast with huge waves and tree-bending winds. Exploding transformers lit up the predawn sky in Mobile, Ala., while tree limbs littered roads and a blinding rain whipped up sand on the deserted beach of Gulfport, Miss.
Katrina's fury also was felt at the Louisiana Superdome, which became the shelter of last resort for the area's poor, homeless and frail.
Electrical power at the Superdome failed at 5:02 a.m., but the backup power runs only reduced lighting and cannot run the air conditioning.
Entire neighborhoods were submerged up to the roofs. Numerous people had to be rescued from rooftops and attics as the floodwaters rose higher and higher.
President Bush hits the road to promote prescription-drug plan to. His first stop is Arizona, where he eats birthday cake with Senator John McCain and talks to senior citizens in Phoenix at a golf resort.
In late afternoon, there are early reports of broken levees. The National Weather Service reported that a levee broke on the Industrial Canal near the St. Bernard-Orleans parish line.
President Bush travels to Southern California to talk to more seniors about changes to Medicare. He also plays golf. He spends the evening in San Diego to prepare for a Tuesday speech commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the end of World War Two.
Tuesday, August 30th
Breaches in at least two levees allowed water from Lake Pontchartrain to inundate sections of New Orleans. Officials planned to use helicopters to drop 3,000-pound sandbags into the breach. Those helicopters were diverted to rescue missions.
An estimated 80 percent of New Orleans was under water, up to 20 feet deep in places, with miles and miles of homes swamped.
Unknown number of deaths.
Thousands remained in New Orleans Superdome, where storm ripped two holes in the vast roof; authorities forbid them to leave.
With a San Diego naval base and the USS Ronald Regan as a backdrop , the president made a speech to celebrate the anniversary of V-J day two weeks after the actual Aug. 14, 1945 anniversary. He compared WWII to Iraq and gave a fresh reason for American troops to continue fighting: protection of the Iraq's vast oil fields, which he said would otherwise fall under the control of terrorists. He spends 90 seconds of a 40 minute speech on Hurricane Katrina.
New Orleans Mayor, former Mayor, and Louisianas governor make continued appeals for Federal Aid.
Afterwards, President Bush plays a guitar presented to him by Country Singer Mark Wills, backstage following his visit to Naval Base Coronado, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005. He then flies back to his vacation home in Crawford.
Wednesday August 31st
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin says Hurricane Katrina probably killed thousands of people - an estimate that, if accurate, would make the storm the nation's deadliest natural disaster since at least the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
Bodies are starting to pile up at the morgue in Mississippi's Harrison County, with 40 corpses having been brought there already. Authorities have said the final death toll in the county will end up well above 100.
Health and Human Services Department declares a public health emergency, sends medical supplies, hospital beds and public health officers.
Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco asks the White House to send more people to help with evacuations and rescues, thereby freeing up National Guardsmen to stop out-of-control looters.
President George W. Bush and his top advisers held a video conference on the Gulf Coast disaster. Most of the staff was still on vacation and away from Washington. Afterwards he flew back to Washington to coordinate the federal response
Bush cut short his working vacation in Texas by two days. Vice President Dick Cheney was still on vacation in Wyoming. White House chief of staff Andy Card was still in Maine
As Bush returns to Washington he does a flyover of devastated areas on Air Force One.
The President makes a recess appointment. RNC sends a desperate appeal to cut the estate tax. Hastert says its a bad idea to rebuild New Orleans.
More than 20 countries offer aid.
That evening Condi Rice goes to see Spamalot.
Thursday, September 1st
In the face of report after report that the levees were known to be vulnerable Bush does an interview on Good Morning America and tells Diane Sawyer that no one expected the levees to break.
Looting, carjacking and other violence spread in the Gulf Coast region, with even rescuers being attacked.
The New Orleans mayor estimated the death toll in his city to be in the hundreds is not thousands. He pleaded for buses and supplies for survivors, saying, "This is a desperate SOS."
Half a day after the military began evacuating the Superdome, the arena held 10,000 more people than it did at dawn. Evacuees thinking it's the best place to get a ride out of town poured into the Superdome and swelled the crowd to about 30,000.
Frustration grew among the thousands still awaiting help at the New Orleans Convention Center, where bodies lie among the living. Earlier, helicopter transfers of the sick and injured at the Superdome were suspended amid security concerns.
Bush discusses relief efforts with Diane Sawyer plans to tour area.
1pm - Condi Rice goes Shopping for Shoes on 5th Ave.
Dick Cheney is still on vacation.
By the end of the day, approximately 7400 National Guard troops were to be in Louisiana, up from 4700 that morning.
The Senate and House convenes to issue $10 billion aid package.
Dennis Hastert goes to a fundraiser in Indiana.
So no matter how hard the author of this article may try, it is impossible to deflect all of the blame away from the federal government and Bush administration with his self-hating "welfare-pampered blacks" rationale.
And as I explained previously on a thread similar to this one, the creation of the welfare society was one of the most devious schemes every perpetrated by the global elites, to serve their wide-ranging agendas encompassing everything from racial conflict to drug-running. I do not believe that the welfare state was ever the first choice of the black community. It was something imposed upon them as a secondary form of slavery.
\"...if the American people ever find out what we have done, they will chase us down the streets and lynch us. George H. W. Bush, Sr., 1992.
If there's one thing that REALLY pisses me off is when "white men" stand back, "tisk, tisking" the darkies while they have a direct hand in the calamity.
But yes, black America, black Africa and black Australia must sooner or later realise only THEY can lift themselves up from the shit and take ultimate responsability for their plight. That might also include acknowledging the "white mans" hand which more often is not offering a helping hand, but a fist.
As Lauren Van Der Post (a man dedicated to Africa) often said..."a man exposes himself in Durban and people cry 'the system, the system' but what of personal responsability?"
What did Ghandi say about Western Civilization? "It might be a good idea".
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