Wednesday, September 07, 2005
George Bush doesn't care about black people...
Kanye West uttered those words on National TV Friday (NBC) and, amoung most black people, uttered a fact that has been blatantly obvious for years. I heard Obama talk about Kanye's point, shift it, and polish it until it shined with a health PC glow, saying the Bush doesnt have much sympathy for the economically challeneged. I'd put the two together.
GEORGE BUSH DON'T CARE ABOUT POOR PEOPLE
GEORGE BUSH DON'T CARE ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE
IF YOU'RE POOR & BLACK, GEORGE BUSH ACTUALLY HATES YOU. A LOT. SERIOUSLY.
Here are a couple of things I've been hearing through the media that have made my eye twitch...
Dont use the word Refugees on Americans cause we don't like the image it evokes...
I've heard this stated a lot of different ways in a lot of different media channels in the past few days. All I can say, as I shake my head in disbelief is 'Are you fucking serious?' I can understand why this might offend or disturb delicate American self-images, the 'Pull up the boot-straps, Can-Do' American Gusto still a thick veil pulled over the eyes of the priveleged as they gaze upon the 'Lazy, unmotivated poor'. But there are a lot of things that America as a country does that doesn't offend simply because we aren't forced to deal with it. Calling them refugees is technically correct and, more importantly shoves the whole ugly mess right under our noses where it's stench cannot be ignored.
What made Nawlins so special was it's mixture of cultures where you had the French quarter right next to the less well off. If they rebuild, they might not keep the same mix that made the place so great.
Am I losing my mind or did you just tell me that the reason why you love New Orleans so much is because you can mingle with the ridiculously poor and downtrodden black populace that rings the city but not have to actually care who they are or what they do? I wonder if the hundreds of thousands of poor bastards that have fled the city really thought it was so charming, seeing their abject poverty shoved in their faces time and time again by a partying touring populace. Maybe I'm wrong. It just made my eye twitch.
Thats all for now, I promise there's more