Katrina Exposed Poverty, Problems—And Folly Of Importing Millions More Aliens
[Recently by Donald A.
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It is very obvious that our
Federal Bureaucracy simply
doesn`t, can`t or won`t do the job for which it is
being handsomely compensated by its taxpaying citizens.
It has cloaked itself in such power that it can`t be
advised even by its voters, since after the last
election many observers have reasonably postulated that
it now can cleverly fix its
electronic ballot boxes.
tax cuts for the rich, the horror of Iraq…
The level of frustration among many average citizens
had already reached the boiling point.
Then Katrina hits and not only do we find that there
complete chaos, but we get the usual baloney press
conferences denying the truth.
Fortunately many average American citizens have
stepped up with
offers of help which are indeed heartwarming. Huge
sacrifices were made by many just to reach the
disaffected along the Gulf Coast, not just in New
Orleans, but in
unheralded places where the PR for Bush and his
henchmen are not visible. Some small towns along that
coast are reported completely wiped out. The death toll
will not reach the 200,000 sustained by the recent
Asian tsunami, but by U.S. standards it will
probably be huge.
The hard questions will need answers. One, of course,
why rebuild New Orleans in the same low lying areas?
That, of course, would be folly, but I would bet that is
what will happen.
Second, that bureaucratic behemoth now called the
Homeland Security Department shows the
utter nonsense of putting it together in the first
place. And then to put an
unqualified person in charge of the Federal
Emergency Management Agency…
Third, what will really happen to all those truly
hurt by this tragedy? Not the ones with
insurance policies and the capacity to rebuild, but
those who didn`t have anything to begin with and somehow
survived the hurricane but are now sitting in holding
pens waiting for—what?
Let`s get this part really straight, Folks. Katrina
disclosed a vast underbelly of
poverty, true needs, and the blatant neglect. The
arrogant longstanding failure to help these citizens
with job training, educational opportunity, and health
care, long before this disaster shows just how much our
out of touch national government is with its
In the fact of this fact, how can we continue to
allow our elites, the government, business, and their
spin doctor apologists to
4 million more uneducated, poor people per year into
our country, many illegal, and some doubtless
The stunning inequity of what these elites are
allowing must at last hit home to even those who don`t
read the news or follow public issues.
Those TV pictures and the commentaries of all the
networks have put the matter square in the faces of
these elected officials. This time they know voters will
overcome all the chicanery the voting machines may
offer. There could well be, at the midterm election, a
tidal wave of anger from us little people who see now
more than ever what the elites are doing to steal our
property and our children.
Spending billions on a
war in Iraq which can no longer be justified, while
our country is being
invaded by illegal immigrants, our infrastructure is
falling apart, and our young people are dying for a
phony cause seemed impossible before 9/11. But that`s
where we are now.
And now that the banking lobby has put
personal bankruptcy into a dangerous cul de sac
from which a poor person with bad luck like Katrina
can`t escape, we really have pushed a large segment of
the population into a mutinous posture.
Keep going and we will have such a breakdown where
the rich will
claim legal authority to oppress the poor and the
country will go into chaos.
As Texas Guinan used to say in her famous 1920`s
nightclub (and speakeasy),
“Hello, Suckers! Come and leave your wallet on the bar.” This
Administration is the Texas Guinan of today!
Katrina has exposed the vast underbelly of poverty
while our leaders still close a blind eye to the
importing of millions of slaves–mostly
illegally—because our leaders are bought and paid
for by businesses that want cheap labor that can then
turn around and offer these illegals
housing mortgages, and all the
public services that we
taxpayers pay for!!!
If we can`t fix the out of control immigration
situation now, it may never get fixed.
Your call, Folks, to be winners or Suckers!
Donald A. Collins [email
him], is a freelance writer living in Washington DC and a former long time member of the board of FAIR, the Federation for American Immigration Reform. His views are his own.