Friday, September 02, 2005

Ungrateful Evacuees

As I sit in the comfort of my dry northern 'Merica location, I'm constantly scanning the news reports for any sign of good news coming from the south. Then I come across this on MSNBC talking about a convoy of supplies finally reaching into the Convention Center (which is good news, so I would have thought):

“Hell no, I’m not glad to see them. They should have been here days ago. I ain’t glad to see ’em, I’ll be glad when 100 buses show up,” said Michael Levy, whose words were echoed by those around him yelling, “Hell, yeah! Hell, yeah!”

“We’ve been sleeping on the ... ground like rats,” Levy said. “I say burn this whole ... city down.”

My thought: F*** Michael Levy and those around him. What have they been doing for the past 3 days? What could they have been doing to make the situation better? Are they prisoners being held at the Convention Center? Now that they are refugees evacuees, is it all that they can do to hold the ground and await their Entitlements?

I feel sorry for people that have lost everything. I really do. But, these same people need to take matters into their own hands and not wait to be told to do something or wait for handouts to come to them. They need to either assist in the recovery effort by volunteering manual labor, or get the hell out of the area. They need to be grateful that America is coming to their aid, not staring at a running stopwatch and complaining about how long it takes for that aid to arrive.

And now back to our regular programming.... I'm going to have my empathy circuitry serviced soon...