KATRINA AFTERMATH HIGHLIGHTS TRUE POLITICAL MOTIVES
By Christopher G. Adamo
For Liberals, the scope of the Katrina catastrophe, and the degree to which America is preoccupied with it, represent a golden opportunity to exploit emotions and distort circumstances as a means to maximize the political mileage that might be gained from it. Such callous behavior, while heartless and absolutely appalling, is also absolutely consistent with standard Liberal operating procedure.
In the wake of the 1999 Columbine massacre, Liberals throughout the nation trumpeted that hideous evil as proof of a need for new gun laws. Ostensibly, the murderers’ indifference to the two-dozen or so gun laws that were already in place might, with the establishment of a few more meaningless statutes, have been turned to deference and respect for their fellow human beings.
Clearly, those on the political Left did not want the country to eventually consider that, regardless of the availability of guns, students had not been disposed to slaughter each other, prior to the godless rot being foisted upon them from the educational establishment itself, godless rot in the form of “moral relativism,” “situational ethics,” and “multiculturalism.”
Liberal cries for gun control as a “fix” increased in tenor until Republican Majority Whip Tom Delay pointed out that such caterwauling resulted from their being “scared to death” that America might recognize the real reasons underlying the homicidal rampage.
In a similar manner, and even before the full scope of the New Orleans disaster is known, those on the left have worked tirelessly to ensure that the country sees the situation only through the jaundiced prism of partisan politics. In so doing, they hope to not only demonize those on the political Right, but also deflect any attention from the rampant corruption within Louisiana’ s political system that set the stage for human-induced death and destruction which dwarfed anything a mere hurricane could inflict.
Not surprisingly, race hustlers Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton were among the first (and loudest) to make their way to the spotlight, fanning flames of racial discord with claims that the sluggish federal response to the disaster proved an institutional indifference to the victims on account of their race.
Yet, despite their initial achievement, the real result of such inflammatory rhetoric was to distract attention from the real problems, and the real needs. Ultimately, their actions generated hate and suspicion where concern and compassion should have reigned. Thus, the victims were once again victimized by imposters posing as their champions.
In so doing, Jackson and Sharpton acted in a manner reminiscent of Hillary Clinton, who, in the immediate aftermath of 9-11, strode through “Ground Zero” with callous indifference towards the stressed and beleaguered rescue workers, in order to have her picture taken for purely political purposes. Apparently, no tragedy is too horrendous for Liberals to spot an opportunity to exploit it for personal benefit.
As to the fixes, necessary to restore the Gulf Coast and prevent a recurrence of future devastation, both political camps are again showing their true colors. Efforts to refurbish the shattered area in a manner that would unshackle its citizenry and free them from their present dependent condition have, not surprisingly, met with venomous opposition from those on the Left.
School vouchers could quickly provide a revitalized educational base for the region, while liberating students from an expensive educational establishment (that never proved any more effective at doing its job than those levees). Yet they are being shouted down by Liberal educrats and their “business as usual” lackeys.
The former failed school system, which funneled endless supplies of money into a bottomless “hole,” is being championed by the educational establishment as the only workable solution, and with no more accountability than was previously in place. Only one change is recommended. The money being squandered in this manner should, of course, be drastically increased.
Housing, infrastructure, and every other aspect of this failed Liberal “utopia” can be corrected, we are told, by one means alone, more money. Who can doubt that, if left in the clutches of such thinking, when the next storm hits, New Orleans will be just as ill prepared to contend with it.
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Christopher G. Adamo is a freelance writer who lives in southeastern Wyoming and works in the field of industrial instrumentation.
He is actively involved in Wyoming's political process, serving as a delegate to successive Wyoming State Republican Conventions
and as a member of the Wyoming State Republican Central Committee. He has assisted Republican candidates for local and state
legislatures and for the United States Congress. His articles, which appear regularly in The Progressive Conservative, U.S.A.,
and on a number of other websites, reflect a major concern with the damage being done to Conservatism and Conservative causes by
the Liberal Leftist faction in the Republican Party as well as by the much larger and more powerful Liberal Leftist faction in the
Democratic Party. During the early and middle 1990s, Adamo was Editor of the Wyoming Christian Coalition's official news organ,
The Wyoming Christian.
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