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:: Monday, September 26, 2005 ::

It's really sad when some people actually blame the victims of Hurricane Katrina for not exercising "personal responsibility" by getting out of the way of the storm.

What they don't realize is that some people were too poor to get out. Some didn't have cars and could not afford a bus ticket out of the area. This was readily apparent to anyone who watched the news or has a basic understanding of American society (the fact that there are many people living in poverty), but some ignorant people blame those suffering right now from the effects of the hurricane by saying things like "They should have been responsible for themselves and gotten out of there" or "It's their own fault for not evacuating," which is basically like saying "It's their fault for being poor."

A little like kicking people when they're down, eh? Sheesh. And then they go on to praise and defend Bush when even he took responsibility and admitted himself that the government under his leadership didn't "fully do its job right." It's one thing to be conservative when you actually have some semblance of an educated and logical argument, but sadly too many are "conservative" because they are just ignorant and misinformed.

But I guess when one is so busy having fancy dinners at country clubs and being lavished with expensive jewelry by a rich significant other, it's easy to become a selfish right-wing nutjob and forget or ignore people who are suffering in poverty.

Quote of the Day: "Yeah, I want to go to Irac [actual spelling] and kill people!!!"

:: SL 11:25 PM [+] ::

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