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    Wink They Danced With Who Brung Them

    I'm not sure who wrote this, but I thought it insightful.

    During the past week I read story after story about how so many of New Orleans' middle and upper income residents were able to flee the city as Katrina approached, but the poor were left to fend for themselves. The difference here wasn't money. The difference here was attitude. It was the self-sufficient vs. the dependent. The evil rich and middle-income residents fled New Orleans because they are used to accepting the responsibility for their own welfare and safety. The poor stayed behind because they're mired in the sludge of generation after generation of dependency on government. The accomplished class knows that they bear the responsibility for meeting their own needs and providing for their safety. The poor by-and-large bear no such responsibility. To them, it's the government's job. Instead of taking responsibility for their own safety --- they just sat there, waiting for government to come and save them. The achievement-oriented residents of New Orleans were spared the horrors of the violence and filth that followed the flooding because they kept doing what they had been doing all along -- accepting responsibility. The poor were subjected to the violence and filth because they also kept doing what they had been doing all along -- depending on government.

    Hurricane Katrina illustrated the truth behind the contention that poverty is a behavioral disorder.

    JUST THE SAME ... IT'S ALL BUSH'S FAULT

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    Are you kidding?

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    There may be a hint of sarcasm. Get out much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wakemeat630 View Post
    There may be a hint of sarcasm. Get out much?

    Excuse me, there is no need to be rude. It was a legitimate question.

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    I'd like to hint that personal attacks/insults are not permitted..
    I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.

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