Blame Game

| | Comments (0)
  • You have no real idea what has been done and not been done in regard to the flood victims. No, you don't, and stop arguing with me. All you have are anecdotes. Helping this person over here on TV who is screaming for help would mean that the people over there not on TV won't get help.
  • And because the government and volunteers cannot save everyone at once -- hundreds of thousands of people in need -- the government has implored all of us over the last few years to be ready in case of disaster. For example, everyone who has necessary prescription medication should have enough on hand to last through at least a week of an emergency. When you're told to evacuate, do it. Bring water and food and clothing for yourself and your family.

    (And this should be a big wake-up call to the rest of us to prepare ourselves.)

  • You have no clue whatsoever if this was in any way related to global warming, let alone if it was caused by man.
  • There is only one government that was ultimately responsible for the levees, and for emergency personnel, and it's not the one over a thousand miles away from New Orleans. It's Louisiana's responsibility, and theirs alone. "The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the State," and all that.

Not that there is not blame to go around. I'm sure there is. But there's far more being heaped around than is justified, and what blame is justified, we don't comprehend at this early stage.

It's easy to blame. Especially when you feel angry and helpless. But just because you feel angry and helpless doesn't mean that someone else is to blame for it.

Leave a comment

<pudge/*> (pronounced "PudgeGlob") is thousands of posts over many years by Pudge.

"It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt."

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by pudge published on September 2, 2005 11:46 PM.

Dear Log was the previous entry in this site.

Federalism is the next entry in this site.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.