Monday, August 06, 2007

What I Learned From Hurricane Katrina

I saw this on a bulletin board and had to share.
If you expect the federal government to protect you, you are an idiot.

I went to Mississippi and Louisiana with the utility clean-up crews. In Louisiana, the government has trained people not to fend for themselves. When the hurricane came, they disarmed people, and gangs of thugs roamed the streets. Result: Crime wave amidst people schooled in the ways of helpless whining. In Mississippi, signs went up in lots of neighborhoods saying, "You loot, we shoot." Result: No crime wave.

In Louisiana, people with an ingrained welfare mentality are still homeless, broke, and blaming Bush for everything. In Mississippi, people a bit more in the habit of fending for themselves started rebuilding their destroyed coastlands. It'll take a while, but Mississippi will fix it all.

Incidentally, the damage in Mississippi was 50 or 100 times worse than it was in Louisiana. Trust me; I went to both places. But which state do you hear about in the news perpetually whining about their situation?

Conclusion applied to bridges: States and counties need to take care of their own public works. If they don't, the feds will step in and take all the money. The bridges still won't get fixed, and the people who could do the work will lose the authority and the home-grown money to do it.

Moral of the story once more for the slow of heart: If you expect the federal government to protect you, you are a screaming, blazing, incurable idiot. A zombie. A zoid. A moron. A thick-headed chunk of fish bait. And stupid on top of that.

Not sure if I agree with all of it, but it gets the point across.

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