June 1, 2005

Earth to Race Hustler Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson

Dear Sir: Respectfully, I submit that you should shut the hell up. Looting and lawlessness IS the problem. The National Guard choppers are BEING SHOT AT. The NOPD are BEING SHOT AT. You want to focus on the levee? So do they, but check this out: THEY CAN'T UNTIL THE MOB STOPS ATTACKING THE RESCUE OPERATION.

I know you're looking at this situation with concern for the racial implications of the deterioration of civilization out here, but this is bigger than whether people are going to be racists after this is over. This is about rescuing the masses i.e. life and death.

I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt and blame your stupid comments on your lack of knowledge of the situation. Don't prove me a fool for doing so.

Michael Barnett @ the Survival of New Orleans blog

Somewhere tonight, Al Sharpton is abusing his staff for letting Jackson get from South America to New Orleans before him. After the ditch in Crawford, below sea-level is the only new low left to him.

Posted by Vanderleun at June 1, 2005 6:44 PM
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Your 'below sea level' comment was inspiring.

Oh, and JJ is a clown...

Posted by: Tom_with_a_Dream at September 1, 2005 7:18 PM

From MilitaryTracy:
Thu Sep 1st, 2005 at 14:51:59 PDT

I have also spoken today on post [Ft. Rucker]here with Army pilots really pissed off that when the helicopter was shot at yesterday at the Superdome, they suspended operations. What I have been told is IT IS A MILITARY HELICOPTER AND YOU ARE PREFORMING A KIND OF MILITARY MISSION AND YOU ARE TAKING FIRE SO WHAT'S THE PROBLEM? I heard this from pilots who have served in Iraq. They are really upset right now that it is okay to take fire to liberate Iraqis but it isn't okay to take fire attempting to rescue and save people in your own country!

I went on Fort Rucker to take photos of the helicopters just sitting there and was told that it has nothing to do with what they want to do. They have been told to stand down by the National Guard Commander.

Posted by: libby at September 1, 2005 7:47 PM

Now that W is back from vacation we can all expect a gloriously murky plan of action along with an unfullfilled promise of adequate funds.

A question for y'all. Would you steal a box of Snapple if you were dying of thirst? Not a hypothetical for many in New Orleans.

Posted by: Juan Gewanfri at September 1, 2005 8:47 PM

It takes Jaun to know Juan, don't it? Please carry on with the blather.

Posted by: Gerard Van Der Leun at September 1, 2005 9:37 PM

Juan, NO I WOULD NOT. I would be organizing my fellow refugees to order, assigning responsibilities and shooting anyone who tried to step out of line. I would have, in the first 12 hours not 36 hours later, organized as many of my neighbors as possible to handle the water and food distribution, guarding the stores that had food, and collecting the ill and infirmed.

I would NOT be looking for rescue from the Calvary. WE ARE THE CALVARY.

This is not a breakdown of government. It is a breakdown in PEOPLE.

The PEOPLE should rise to the occasion.

This is the same blathering we heard after 9/11. Who was reponsible for 9/11? THE TERRORISTS. Who is responsible for the looting in New Orleans? THE LOOTERS.

Posted by: Mrs. du Toit at September 2, 2005 11:14 AM

Jesse Jackson and all the other clowns who don't like the word refugee for the displaced Americans needs to read the dictionary! They ARE refugees who have fled the dangers of their homes!
Entry: ref·u·gee
Pronunciation: "re-fyu-'jE, 're-fyu-"
Function: noun
Etymology: French réfugié, past participle of (se) réfugier to take refuge, from Latin refugium
: one that flees; especially : a person who flees to a foreign country or

"power to escape danger or persecution"

Posted by: Charles Gilliland at September 8, 2005 5:04 PM

Failing America as a United Nation

Civil Rights is cause worth fighting for, nevertheless, some civil rights actions are being distorted to rarely protect the unprotected, instead-used as a method to justify the worth of oblivious activists that make preposterous comments about racism, segregating Americans into race groups, and instigating a false sense of persecution were it is not the obstacle. This leaves everyone on a self-defense mode, and with these actions, they themselves become the racists they so much criticize.

There are good activists; however, one ignorant activist can create a great deal of harm in a society. A detrimental activist is he who uses unfortunate events that involve African Americans as a tool to inflict aggressive comments pointed at other races. Incase they are not aware; slavery has been abolished in this country for along time.

We should remember the injustices and the teachings that history has left us, by understanding what went wrong, and not redirecting our hatred or hitting with the same stone. A cause becomes meaningless when it is exaggerate or used to provoke antagonism. We need to talk as a united nation; this is the civil war's gift to us. Otherwise, we will have failed the many that did die for this cause.

Hurricane Katrina did not target poor black sectors, we all feel let down to see the delayed response in rescue operations. Please, let us stop injecting hate through a masquerading fight against racism. Maybe then, we will start seeing past color.

Poverty is a social economical factor that targets the world and not color. We are lucky to live in this righteous country, and yet we take it for granted. Here we can all succeed economically, intellectually, etc… still, only those who truly see past the starting point, will actually achieve something.

Carolina Artiles-an American, no color, just American.

Posted by: carolina at September 9, 2005 6:32 PM