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Friday, September 02, 2005

I Am Angry and Feeling Helpless

I don't know what to say.  The news is bad enough.  There is no way that the devastation in our own country can be hidden.  Watching Bush and his collective bunch of ineffectual cohorts makes me sick to my stomach.  It didn't take a rocket scientist to see what was going to happen and they just watched it happen.  Maybe they wanted to see if it was actually real before they did anything about it.  When I see the news footage of what is happening in New Orleans I have trouble understanding that this is happening here and not in some third world country - because that is what it looks like.  At least this time Bush can't order that no photos can be shown to the people the way the news has been censured from Iraq.  He can't pretend that this is a rosier picture than it is.

What was going through Bush's mind those extra days he spent at his ranch doing nothing - because that is surely what he did.  If he had done something he would have been the first to let us know what that was.  But he remained silent - and absent - along with the rest of his cabinet.  Condi Rice going shopping for shoes in New York!!  Shame on you.  Cheney still on vacation - you are a disgrace.  What this really tells us is how different you think you are from everyone else.  How much better you think you are.  I hope, with every fabric of my being that this disaster is the downfall of this administration.  That the people who have still been blinded by the religious goodness they thought they were seeing will finally wake up and realize that the people mean nothing to the people in power.  We are just the little rats that grease the wheel and keep the money coming in.  The one good thing that can happen from this disaster is to get them out!

Where will Bush's focus be now?

It makes my heart hurt to watch these people crying out for their children and for their family who are dying.  When they are all finally evacuated what will happen to them?  Where will they go?  How will they survive - or will they just end up on the street?  Yesterday, at the store, I watched the people get off the cruise ship.  They had been on the ship since before the hurricane hit land.  When I talked about what was happening it seemed that they just wanted to leave the store as fast as they could.  They wanted to ignore what was happening for as long as possible so they could at least finish their vacation and pretend for as long as possible that everything was the same.  I wonder what people will be saying next week?


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