31 August 2005
I figured that my one post yesterday in relation to hurricane Katrina was sufficient. But watching the news last night has left me totally disgusted with the actions of people.
The looters!!! WTF!!! I mean, the situation with the floods, the lost of life, destruction of property and all the other uncertainities are enough to make you cry. Why with all these other social issues to be worried about that folks gonna take to looting stores? What's the purpose?
I'm not even going to get into the whole black/white racial issue of the looting problem. The issue as reported by the unbiased press is that the blacks are Looting while the whites have found food. We didn't expect better from the press did we? So why be pissed at them for reporting just how we know they would report.
My thing is regardless of how the press reports the story, it's still the fact that there were many black people including children looting the place. ¿Por qué?, ¿por qué?, ¿por qué?.--- Why,why, why??? Now here you have a situation where an entire area is suffering from the effects of a natural diaster. People are missing and dying, homes and businesses are flooding and destroyed, people needs rescuing and medical attention, people need food, clean clothes and most of all clean drinking water and you the people that have have suvived the worse, the only thing you can do is look to loot the products of stores and businesses? Where is your moral sense of duty? Where is your humanity, most of all where is your conscience????
Could you not think to take the time to help rescue some people, to share what little you have with those who don't have anything but the clothes on their backs, Could they not see how you can help restore order and a sense of comfort to your communities? Instead, at the first sight of sunlight and dryness, they took it upon themselves to go loot stores. What a damned shame to the people of the black race. Yes, we know that whites and other ethnic groups might have been looting also, but my concern isn't them. They will have their own issues as a race to deal with. My concern is the black folks. A people who are often rightfully or wrongfully so, protrayed in a negative light in the national and international communities. The pictures circuated i nthe international press and on the internet don't show whites looting. It show blacks. and how the international community see it, will be ingrained in their minds.
Now tell me something. what are they going to do with that TV/DVD/Stereo that they stole? Hell you ein got no electricity to plug it into and watch it. The DVD's and CD's all probably got damaged and floated away. What are you going to put in that refridgerator. meat, food, cheese.. not, it's been washed away... beer...OK...so you steal and then get drunk, does that solve the situation? NO!! The clothes!! what are you going to do with them. You probably din't get your size. Oh, you want to sell them?? OK but to who? Who has the money to buy the clothes? Look how many people are going to be unemployed because of the storm. Who is thinking of buying clothes, sneakers, jewlery when they are worried about their basic survival? The economy of LA, MS, and FL is going for a serious downturn because of Mother Nature. No one to blame, for the layoff and the high unemployment in the weeks to come. Mother Nature did this. Blame her. So who is going to buy all this stuff that you looted. Think peoples, think.
So some may have stolen food from the local supermarkets? That may have been justifiable, but my question is this. If your home wasn't flooded or seriusly damaged, then you should have been prepared for the storm and had stocked up on food. So why then the need to loot the stores. Wait until they open again and go buy what you need. If your home was flooded, then where are you going tot put the stolen stuff. remember, you have no electricity to keep food fresh and won't have any for maybe weeks to come. once again you should have other more important priorities on your hands than to be stealing and looting food.
Once again, my black peoples have let me down in a terrible way.
Posted by Campfyah at 1:38 PM