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To: CajunConservative
The problem is that a major metropolitan area was severely damaged from Katrina then three weeks later another highly populated area was severely damaged from Rita and there is simply a severe housing shortage. It's a failure of imagination. Frankly, their imaginations are simply overwhelmed.

The only thing they have to compare it to is tornadoes, or (for an imaginative few) maybe the hurricanes that hit Florida and tear up a lot of roofs.

One of the things I found most gratifying about Katrina was that the news personalities from Fox who actually went there, got it. You could see it in their faces.

From that, I infer that most decent people, if they were actually confronted with the facts, would get it, too.

What we have here, on the attack, are the outliers, mostly, the antisocial and the sociopaths who use the Internet as a way of channeling their vitriol. Most Freepers aren't like that, but they don't like to confront the loonies so they just get out of the way.

Fascinating.

20 posted on 02/06/2006 3:06:06 AM PST by CobaltBlue (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.)
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To: CobaltBlue
It's a failure of imagination. Frankly, their imaginations are simply overwhelmed.

The only thing they have to compare it to is tornadoes, or (for an imaginative few) maybe the hurricanes that hit Florida and tear up a lot of roofs.

They need to understand that the damage is more like the tsunami along the coast and flooded areas while the damage is like tornadoes inland. It's just that the path zone is a few hundred miles wide not 1 or 2 as in a tornado.

One of the things I found most gratifying about Katrina was that the news personalities from Fox who actually went there, got it. You could see it in their faces.

From that, I infer that most decent people, if they were actually confronted with the facts, would get it, too.

What we have here, on the attack, are the outliers, mostly, the antisocial and the sociopaths who use the Internet as a way of channeling their vitriol. Most Freepers aren't like that, but they don't like to confront the loonies so they just get out of the way.

I agree. It's just frustrating trying to convey those facts when all that is posted is vitriolic rage. Anyway, here is a follow up story with a little more information.

22 posted on 02/06/2006 6:40:36 AM PST by CajunConservative (Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Jindal.)
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