Monday, September 05, 2005


It took less than 24 hours for partisan hacks to lay the blame for Katrina, its cause and effect, at the feet of President George W. Bush. Perhaps nothing that has happened out of all of this has been as disheartening as the way we as a nation cannot wait to skewer our own while a tragedy is still unfolding before our eyes. I don't care if it was President Clinton, Carter, Reagan, whomever; to blame one man because he happens to be the President-who-does-not-belong-to-my-political-party is assenine, juvenile, and displays us at our worst: placing blame and pointing fingers while people are dying in order to score political points.

Anyhow, Ben Stein summed up the deity-obsessed that is the secular left in this country nicely in this article which asks the finger-pointers to get off the president's back. For a group of people that want to eliminate a higher power, they sure are convinced that GWB is omnipotent, omnipresent, and able to manipulate everything from the weather to local governments and their inability to protect their own citizens.

Why is it that the snipers who shot at emergency rescuers trying to save people in hospitals and shelters are never mentioned except in passing, and Mr. Bush, who is turning over heaven and earth to rescue the victims of the storm, is endlessly vilified?

What church does Rev. Al Sharpton belong to that believes in passing blame and singling out people by race for opprobrium and hate?

What special abilities does the media have for deciding how much blame goes to the federal government as opposed to the city government of New Orleans for the aftereffects of Katrina?

If able-bodied people refuse to obey a mandatory evacuation order for a city, have they not assumed the risk that ill effects will happen to them?When the city government simply ignores its own sick and hospitalized and elderly people in its evacuation order, is Mr. Bush to blame for that?

Is there any problem in the world that is not Mr. Bush's fault, or have we reverted to a belief in a sort of witchcraft where we credit a mortal man with the ability to create terrifying storms and every other kind of ill wind?

Where did the idea come from that salvation comes from hatred and criticism and mockery instead of love and co-operation?


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