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Monday, January 22, 2007
More evidence against moral relativism
This post will admittedly appeal more to the Americans who read this blog than the Canadian readership. One of the most hackneyed mantras of the moral relativists in the United States is the reaction of officialdom to Hurricane Katrina. Already, leading Democrats are using post-Katrina New Orleans as an argument against the liberation of Iraq (USA Today).
To all of them, I offer this as an example of how truly evil regimes respond to natural disasters, and ask them to have a little perspective, not that I have much hope of that.
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I believe your point is very well stated D.J..
And yet if the issues in Iraq are not properly dealt with in a manner where freedom and liberty prevail, folks in New Orleans might be finding comfort covering themselves from head to toe, you-know-what-I-mean, while cowing bent over in an uncomfortable position.
I could go on with that thought, but it would not be lady-like.
The point that was discovered during the days, weeks and months after Katrina, was that there were many people, who simply speaking, had no voice. They were not considered, on the ground. Of these folks, there were many who could not read or write, and many who had never left the area. They had no contacts, and were inconsidered in the big and small picture.
Although these people have been inconsidered at the best and the worst of times, they are not inconsidered when it comes to Iraq, as their freedom as well as everybody else's for that matter, are one and the same.
We owe something to those brave people who have acted appropriately, and made the right decisions. Although the nasty actions have been observed in the massive China, what we would not see in New Orleans, we must keep in mind the enormity of the two nations. China is massive in comparison to the USA. And we know that USA cannot get away from periods of making mistakes. And yet it is USA that has property rights. China has very little. Not none, but little. My guess at this point, is that in the region where those individuals were removed from their homes, that there exists no property rights. Makes me wonder what Amnesty International says about that?
(Actually, not really, they won't say BOO-BOO, because they too are a bunch of commies, and it goes against their policies).
Posted by: Lady | 2007-01-22 12:55:15 PM
Nobody really cares about the "Chocolate City". It's a city full of losers, petty crooks, hookers, and wastoids. They used Katrina as an opportunity to raise the profile of the "Victim Syndrome" in the West.
There are the filthy bastard rich and the needy. The Chocolate City is the personification of need, but also the personification of laziness, weakness, low morality, sleaze and evil. Sure there are a few good horn players, but mostly it's a city that could pass for a cheap bar where you would do better not to drink at.
And I seriously doubt that more than 10% of Louisiana even knows what Iran is let alone where it might be on the map.
The peoples republic of Walmart play into this scenario somehow? I am not sure about that.
Sometimes the connection is merely that we occupy the same ball in space.
Posted by: Duke | 2007-01-23 12:27:19 AM
Good one Duke !!! I lived in Houston for many years, attended one Mardi Gras and never wnet back to that hell hole again. The "chocolate city" is not covered in chocolate, but in a brown stinky substance that vaguely resembles chocolate.
Posted by: Freedom of speech | 2007-01-23 4:15:20 PM
That is sick, ---> Freedom of Speach!
You must have lost your way, while in your drunken stupor, and fell into the local swill!
Posted by: Lady | 2007-01-23 5:26:36 PM
Duke: "but mostly it's a city that could pass for a cheap bar where you would do better not to drink at." That's a good way to describe N'ollins.
Freedom of Speech: I had exactly the same reaction to Mardi Gras, way back in the '70s. 'Felt like a powder keg about to explode; it was dark, sleazy, creepy, and violence played around the edges.
'Didn't feel safe, 'didn't have fun, and never went back.
Posted by: gogetem | 2007-01-23 9:00:25 PM
Oh yeah. And don't forget the VooDoo. Lots of dark spirits loitering...
Posted by: gogetem | 2007-01-23 9:01:30 PM
F of S:
We lived in Houston and went to New Orleans as well - not for Mardi Gras. People who have never been to Louisiana will have a hard time understanding your comment. Houston gets about 110 inches of rain per year and is humid most of the year. New Orleans is even more humid - alligator country. That smell is rotting garbage. It is so hot there that the garbage in the black bags is rotting before it is picked up and some seeps through holes in the bags onto the sidewalks and streets. I will not get any more descriptive but the comment is no exaggeration.
Posted by: Brent Weston | 2007-01-23 9:10:56 PM
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