I am totally amazed at all the people who for all these years having believed the line, "I'm from the government and I'm here to help you", are only just now waking up from their dreamstate to find out that we're on our own out here, ladies and gentlemen.
The authorities are here to help themselves, not you. The police are here to document crimes, not prevent them. And anyone who still believes that the public schools are here to teach our children, should get off the meds they're on and learn to take control of their own life.
But when you have a disaster spread across 90,000 square miles, and thousands of people who just sit there and wait for Uncle Sam to carry them off...yeah. You're on your own.
Reality is a bitch sometimes. And I don't mean that uncaringly. This is just a disaster beyond quick, easy solutions, and most of these victims could have been evacuated before the storm using local resources. So now they're in trouble, and they're shooting at their rescuers, and it's all Bush's fault. It's all clear to me now.
And anyone who still believes that the public schools are here to teach our children, should get off the meds they're on and learn to take control of their own life.
I don't know why, but they had a blurb on what to do about all the displaced schoolchildren on today and interviewed the Secy of Ed and others. Amongst this unimaginable disaster- while people are still being rescued and fighting for their lives, their big concern was to get all the kids into school as soon as possible so they didn't get too far behind. It sounded ghoulish. People are trying to put their lives and families back together and kids are most likely in shock/PTSD and they think they should immediatley be separated from their families and sent off to schools in strange cities. No thanks- my kids wouldn't leave my side for a VERY long time after going through something like that. ( I homeschool, by the way, so maybe I have a biased edge about it, but the concern about kids not getting behind sounded a little sinsiter to me).