Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Help Hurricane Victims

Veterans for Peace is setting up to help with the hurricane relief efforts. They are looking for supplies to give to people and all kinds of help.

Check out their site for more information.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

The Myth of Compassionate Conservatism

I think this week we all learned that where GWB is concerned, 'compassionate conservatism' does not exist. I never really believed that he was being honest when he ran on the 'compassionate conservative' platform. But I was absolutely horrified by the way he proved me right.

For four days after the hurricane we all watched helplessly as the people in New Orleans screamed and begged for help. For four days, none arrived. For four days, peopled waded through foul sewage infested water. For four days, people waited in inhuman conditions. For four days, people starved. For four days, people thirsted. For four days, people were raped and shot at. For for days, people screamed and cried for help. And for four days, people died. Needlessly.

And what was their president doing? Playing the guitar while New Orleans drowned bemoaning the loss of Trent Lott's summer home. Poor Mr. Lott.

And it wasn't until the Congressional Black Caucus held a press conference, quoted scripture and demanded 'compassion' from our conservative president that he flew to New Orleans, had a few well chosen photo ops, hugged a couple of starving black people and vowed as God as his witness, they wouldn't go hungry for much longer.

What of his 'culture of life?' Or does that only extend to unborn babies and brain dead white women in battleground states?

I think this past week shows that 'compassionate conservativism' as embraced by gwb and his neocon crew is a myth. If they were really compassionate or even the slightest bit human, it wouldn't have taken four days to get help to the people in New Orleans.

They are the first to stand up and scream that liberals 'hate America first,' but I think that neocons like gwb and those of his ilk, simply hate Americans, for I can find no other reason as to why they would allow people to go on suffering for days and days.

Compassionate conservatism is dead.

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