Skip to comments.White Looters in Iowa (Mike S. Adams)
Posted on 06/23/2008 12:17:39 PM PDT by EveningStar
During the week after Fathers Day, I received a number of interesting emails from readers asking me to write about the dearth of looting after the recent floods in Iowa. Specifically, they wanted me to write about the reason there was so much more looting in New Orleans after Katrina hit the Chocolate City in 2005. Of course, the problem involves so much more than race a factor most people are thinking about, even if they wont admit it...
(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com ...
Maybe Looter guy was on vacation
I love the outraged replies from Liberals on Adams’ website. It is all racism, you know.
—interesting article-—and another place to point out that the black male “community” murders more of its own members every few months than were lynched in the entire period 1865 to present-—
Given the lack of any mention of whether or not there is any white looting in Iowa, the headline is very strange, indeed.
In fact, I would expect there to be SOME white looting in Iowa. I have been a high school teacher for 30 years; and in the past two or three years, for the first time, a significant number of my students, predominantly white, raise their hand when asked if they would loot if a chaotic event occurred. I usually use news events where looting is occurring, here or abroad, to broach the question. In one class, again predominantly white, some hispanic, some native American, lower-level achiving, 70% raised their hands. I let them know, mainly by leaving my jaw on the floor for a few beats, how shocked I was at such an attitude. The times, they are a-changin’.
Yes, there’s white looting here in Iowa. One woman was arrested in Cedar Rapids for trying to take bottles of alcohol out of a flooded bar.
It is hard to loot in a tightly knit community. In a big city it is easier to justify taking from someone you don’t know, but it is pretty hard to take from a neighbor you see at the grocery store, the gas station and at church.
Looting also requires a mob mentality with others grabbing the stuff you can’t get to.
They’re too busy filling up sandbags.
Perhaps there’s been a serious loss of ethical consciousness.
I'll agree with that...
NOLA Convention Center after Katrina
In the Soviet Union, was stealing from someone rich considered wrong?
That's a completely meaningless statistic.
You might also notice that malnutrition kills more people in the United States each year (3510, almost all elderly, according to official CDC statistics) than died in the September 11 attacks (2974, not counting 19 terrorists).
Yet only an idiot would say that malnutrition poses a bigger problem for Americans than Osama bin Laden.
As a Great American, Willie Cunningham, points out...it has nothing to do with race. It has to do with bankrupt culture. Once, black music gave us R&B, Gospel, Blues and Rock. Today, if you asked someone to give you an example of "black music" they would probably say "Rap". You do the math.
You can post a comment at the site, if you wish.
The times, they are a-changin.
I don't think so. Looting has never been tied to race, just class and character. If there was a nation wide disaster we'd certainly see our share of looters of all races.
I clicked on this provocative headline fully expecting to see a crowd of white looters emptying stores while knee-deep in muddy flood waters.
Instead, the only muddied waters I found were an assortment of hackneyed excuses that have flooded the currents of society for the past 40-some years.
To me it is rather obvious that you can’t tear down and build up at the same time unless you count anthills.
Maybe the cops and politicians in Iowa aren’t as crooked as they clearly are in New Orleans.
How is it meaningless? Murder is murder isn't it?
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