Skip to comments.Moral poverty cost blacks in New Orleans
Posted on 04/02/2007 3:06:53 PM PDT by RVN Airplane Driver
Why New Orleans Went Under--
Carefully read the whole article. You'll be amazed at this guy!!!
I don't know the man who wrote this, but I looked at his picture and read it with my mouth hanging open. He says things here that no white man could ever write and keep his job as a writer, and he speaks the truth.
Moral poverty cost blacks in New Orleans -
Say a hurricane is about to destroy the city you live in. Two questions:
What would you do?
What would you do if you were black?
Sadly, the two questions don't have the same answer.
To the first: Most of us would take our families out of that city quickly to protect them from danger. Then, able-bodied men would return to help others in need, as wives and others cared for children, elderly, infirm and the like.
For better or worse, Hurricane Katrina has told us the answer to the second question. If you're black and a hurricane is about to destroy your city, you'll probably wait for the government to save you.
This was not always the case. Prior to 40 years ago, such a pathetic performance by the black community in a time of crisis would have been inconceivable. The first response would have come from black men. They would take care of their families, bring them to safety, and then help the rest of the community. Then local government would come in.
No longer. When 75 percent of New Orleans residents had left the city, it was primarily immoral, welfare-pampered blacks that stayed behind and waited for the government to bail them out. This, as we know, did not turn out good results.
Enter Jesse Jackson and Louis Farrakhan. Jackson and Farrakhan laid blame on "racist" President Bush. Farrakhan actually proposed the idea that the government blew up a levee so as to kill blacks and save whites. The two demanded massive governmental spending to rebuild New Orleans , above and beyond the federal government's proposed $60 billion. Not only that, these two were positioning themselves as the gatekeepers to supervise the dispersion of funds. Perfect: Two of the most dishonest elite blacks in America , "overseeing" billions of dollars. I wonder where that money will end up.
Of course, if these two were really serious about laying blame on government, they should blame the local one. Responsibility to perform legally and practically fell first on the mayor of New Orleans . We are now all familiar with Mayor Ray Nagin the black Democrat who likes to yell at President Bush for failing to do Nagin's job. The facts, unfortunately, do not support Nagin's wailing. As the Washington Times puts it, "recent reports show [ Nagin] failed to follow through on his own city's emergency-response plan, which acknowledged that thousands of the city's poorest residents would have no way to evacuate the city."
One wonders how there was "no way" for these people to evacuate the city. We have photographic evidence telling us otherwise. You've probably seen it by now the photo showing 2,000 parked school buses, unused and underwater. How much planning does it require to put people on a bus and leave town, Mayor Nagin?
Instead of doing the obvious, Mayor Nagin (with no positive contribution from Democratic Gov. Kathleen Blanco, the other major leader vested with responsibility to address the hurricane disaster) loaded remaining New Orleans residents into the Superdome and the city's convention center. We know how that plan turned out.
About five years ago, in a debate before the National Association of Black Journalists, I stated that if whites were to just leave the United States and let blacks run the country, they would turn America into a ghetto within 10 years. The audience, shall we say, disagreed with me strongly. Now I have to disagree with me. I gave blacks too much credit. It took a mere three days for blacks to turn the Superdome and the convention center into ghettos, rampant with theft, rape and murder.
President Bush is not to blame for the rampant immorality of blacks. Had New Orleans ' black community taken action, most would have been out of harm's way. But most were too lazy, immoral and trifling to do anything productive for themselves.
All Americans must tell blacks this truth. It was blacks' moral poverty not their material poverty that cost them dearly in New Orleans . Farrakhan, Jackson, and other race hustlers are to be repudiated for they will only perpetuate this problem by stirring up hatred and applauding moral corruption. New Orleans , to the extent it is to be rebuilt, should be remade into a dependency-free, morally strong city where corruption is opposed and success is applauded. Blacks are obligated to help themselves and not depend on the government to care for them. We are all obligated to tell them so.
The Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson is founder and president of BOND, the Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny, and author of "Scam: How the Black Leadership Exploits Black America."
is there a link??
You’ve never heard of Jesse Lee Peterson?
I am sure there was quite a bit of that element there. But I am also just as sure there were black families that did leave. That left and made a better life for themselves.
Yes, New Orleans did have a large population that would be considered part of the entitlement class. Many are black and many are white.
However, Nagin announced more than a month before Katrina that the city could not provide evacuation transportation for the people in the event of a major hurricane.
The bottom line is that the vast majority of people who did not evacuate New Orleans did so by choice and it was not due to the lack of school buses. And while there may have been 500 school buses that were not used there were also 250,000 personal vehicles left in the city after Katrina.
If the people had wanted to evacuate they could have driven their own car to safety.
I’d bet that Starr Parker could write something similar.
I would think that big insurance companies would be re-writing their policies so they could deny an auto claim if a vehicle is damaged due to an avoidable storm.
I’m sure many thought, “Oh well. It’s insured.”
Could you please put this on the sidebar?
Stomping all over politically correct and daring anyone to call him out.
If 25% of the wimpy politicos in Washington DC had the cojones of Rev. Peterson, we’d see some serious change. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. My guess is it’s more like 2-3%.
An EXCELLENT assessment of
Katrina Syndrome (my description)
from a brave black American journalist.
Get this article out to the base.
The Good Jesse
The scary thing is not what the man says in the article, it is that the truth is so rarely printed about blacks that when someone does tell the truth it is seen as amazing.
The real depravity among blacks and liberals is that they believe that if the truth is hidden it will no longer be true.
George Washington Carver’s autobiography is always worth a read—this guy is GWC like John the Baptist was Elijah...
That number does not include the cars that were insured and got flooded.
The article mentioned that.
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