Wednesday, September 07, 2005

As If We Don't Need The Help... Or The Censorship

Is this now the time for our government to play politics and turn down the help of anyone offering help? Cuba, whose leader Fidel Castro has offered to send 1,500+ doctors for free to help with the medical needs in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, has gotten the cold shoulder from our federal government.

Pride cometh before the fall. Or something like that.

Or this one... a series of articles discussing fed government irresponsibility ... because you know the political machine will turn this around and spin this as a problem of local governments, instead of GWB's administration.

Or this one... FEMA orders U.S. media not to photograph bodies during recovery efforts. Kinda like the Iraq and caskets coming home situation. No news is... what news?

And the phrase of the day around my office is Kanye West's "George Bush doesn't care about black people." I wonder why it's such a surprise to many in the general population, because most blacks, and browns, and women, and poor, and immigrants, and gays/lesbians, and most everyone else I know believe the same applies to their labels and communities as well -- in terms of how they believe this administration cares (or doesn't care) about them.

Anyway, I know we're all doing our parts -- large or small. I just read a lot of news while on breaks at my office, and was floored by this one. Yeah, I complain while also trying to do what I can...


car said...

It figures that a hippy liberal would spin these actions to protect privacy, point out that the colored political machine in New Orleans is and has never been effective, and not to accept a purely political act from a commie government to all be the evil workings of the Bush administration. Give me a break!

Rashid @ Old Gold Soul said...

It's H-I-P-P-I-E you nit!