posted on Sep, 3 2005 @ 09:05 AM
Reguardless of what Bush thinks about blacks, no one is making the people in NO do the things they are doing. They chose to rape, they chose to loot,
they chose to fire their weapons (not only at the military, but also their fellow surviors). I'm sure ALL the people behaving this way aren't black.
But I bet the ones behaving this way stayed in the city on purpose when the huricane was on it's way. They wanted to loot and kill. I don't remeber
hearing about this type thing going on in Miss. or Alabama. This is the criminal element that was already in NO that saw an opportunity and took it.
Now the poor and elderly that couldn't get out of town are having to suffer because these few want do go nuts.
I don't know how Bush feels about the black man, but dragging his feet like this is inexcusable. I just hate to see this turn into a black/white
thing. But the media is doing it's best to see that happen. I've seen a ton of pictures of suffering people and police in riot gear. But have you
seen one picture of someone being handed food or water? One picture of someone being helped onto a bus? I haven't. And it isn't because that isn't
happening either. It may not be happening as fast as it should, but it's happening. But that doesn't stir the pot, that doesn't feed the racial
anger. Video of black people breaking crap makes white racists mad, video of blacks suffering and seemingly forgoten my "the man" makes blacks mad
(it should makes whites mad too if their hearts are right). And that's what the media's been showing us. Just fanning the flames of racism.
Sometimes I hate this country. I grew up in TN so I lived around a lot of racists, some in my own family no less. I'm getting together with some
friends to watch football today (GO VOLS!) and I can already here the rasist comments in my head that will be coming from some of the people there.
Almost all of my close friends I would say are not racist, but this being the first game of the season, there will be a lot of people there, so there
will be some stupid comments made after the beer begins to flow.
Sorry kinda got off on a tangent there. I guess I was trying to say that from a southern crackers perspective this is bad, and the medias making it
MUCH worse. I'm not a big fan of Kanye (I've heard some audio from him in the past that makes me think he's way too full of himself), and while I
can understand why he feels the way he feels, his comments didn't help the situation. It just served to drive the wedge deeper. But then again, if no
one speaks up...
I use to think that rasism from the government was a creation of the "lazy black man", but the more I see from this life, I just don't know any
more. I can't image having to live as a black man here in the south. As bad as I think it is, it's probably much worse.
P.S. - Sorry that post is all over the place...just woke up...
[edit on 9/3/2005 by yadboy]