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The looting instinct
http://jewishworldreview.com/ ^ | Jeff Jacoby

Posted on 09/06/2005 6:52:14 AM PDT by manny613

Hurricane Katrina was horrific in its devastation, but the orgy of looting and lawlessness that exploded across New Orleans in its wake was, in a way, even more sinister.

A natural disaster can inflict massive physical damage on a community. But when human beings become savages, they shred the ligaments of civilization — fairness, trust, respect, consideration — that make life as a community possible.

(Excerpt) Read more at jewishworldreview.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hypocracy; hypocrisy; katrina; looters

1 posted on 09/06/2005 6:52:14 AM PDT by manny613
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To: manny613

lord of the flies.


2 posted on 09/06/2005 6:54:27 AM PDT by newfrpr04
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To: manny613

The residents of N.O. seemingly went "Lord of the Flies" within 24 hours of landfall.


3 posted on 09/06/2005 6:54:56 AM PDT by The G Man (The Red States ... the world's only hope for survival.)
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To: manny613
Please forgive me for posting this yet again...See -

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1477607/posts

...or directly via...

http://tiadaily.com/php-bin/news/showArticle.php?id=1026

Idiot Leftist Boob alert!
4 posted on 09/06/2005 6:56:24 AM PDT by hiredhand (My kitty disappeared. NOT the rifle!)
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To: The G Man

Kinda reminds you of the Israelis and the Arabs? No?


5 posted on 09/06/2005 6:56:26 AM PDT by CBart95
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To: manny613

If you have a group of human beings brought up to think that nothing is ever their fault or their responsibility, of course this is going to happen. It has nothing to do with race or even income and class. Thank you Welfare State.

BTW, contrast the welfare state looter image with some pictures I saw of a black family at one of the shelters whose kids were saying their bedtime prayers, hands pressed together in front of their faces...Individual, personal morality is the only thing that ever matters.


7 posted on 09/06/2005 8:32:00 AM PDT by livius
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To: manny613
Fellow Freepers:

At the suggestion of writer Michelle Malkin last Friday, I have cobbled together a blogsite called Texas Clearinghouse for Katrina Aid to serve as a clearinghouse for refugee efforts in Texas.

Texas is getting more refugees than any other state -- that's fine, we'll take them all -- but we need help providing them with food, clothing, and shelter.

If you are a refugee, you can information that will help you find relief. If you want to donate or volunteer, you can find someone who needs you.

Right now the site mostly covers Houston and Dallas but I will add various churches, schools, and other charities in San Antonio and Ft. Worth tonight. My wife is down at Reunion Arena in Dallas as we speak handing out care packages and otherwise ministering to the refugees as a representative of her employer.

There are a lot of churches and other organizations in Texas that need help in dealing with the problem and I would be most appreciative if you would get the word out.

Many thanks,

Michael McCullough

Stingray blogsite

8 posted on 09/06/2005 7:32:35 PM PDT by DallasMike
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