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 ...
Townhall is pop-up and spyware-happy.
I still see it there. It might be a temporary glitch with your ISP.
You obviously are not from the midwest.
When the DC10 crashed in Sioux City, Iowa in 1989, the roads were filled with people trying to help, not loot the airport bar. My niece was a photog for the local rag and managed to get down there. Her pix were seen world wide. She later had her work stolen by the MSM.
A fellow classmate of mine at USD was in the Nat’l Guard there at that airport and had the PLEASURE of video taping the autopsies of the victims. He watched as the med. examiner pealed the body of an infant from the breast of his?her burned to death mother.
He later went insane of at least needed serious counseling. I haven't heard of him in 19 years. Closeknit, YOU BET.
I really must ask.....
How were those thieving bastards planning to cook those TVs, Stereos, shoes, tires, cigarettes, clothes, furniture and cash -- before washing it down with all that stolen booze?
You can say that about any site.
I don’t like taking the risk either but that’s why God created pop-up blockers and anti-spyware programs.
“We all have to be PC now. I wonder why this has not been mentioned in MSM?”
No need for us to be PC. I’m sure there are river rats out in boats looting abandoned homes and businesses. Show them for the world to see
Imprisoned??? LOL. Nobody was imprisoned in NOLA. Those people and a-hole mayor all had 3 days notice that Katrina was coming and that it was going to be bad. If they'd had an iota of personal responsibility they would have gotten themselves and their children the hell out of there. But they didn't...they sat around waiting for someone to do it for them.
Imprisoned my ass.
Feel free to click on the link provided to learn more.
It probably got you a one-way ticket to Siberia. In the old Soviet Union the only rich people were government folks.
Terrific column. It’s always nice when somebody has the guts to speak simple, if difficult, truths.
I have to admit, I don’t get the title, though.
Do we have a new rule, now, that says we have to excerpt Townhall pieces so poorly that we can’t get the gist of the article without having to go to the original link?
I have no idea, from this thread, what in the H-E-double hockeysticks you are talking about.
Probably not worth the read if it’s not worth the effort to be posted in its entirety barring any excerpt rule requirement....... Happening a lot on FR today.
Your remark makes no sense. I'm perfectly capable of posting complete articles. It requires no "effort." It's easy. However, I've always preferred to excerpt unless a site grants explicit and clear permission to copy entire articles. I'm just playing it safe.
It’s not a great title. Misleading. Provocative in the bad sense.
Still, there seems to be a serious disconnect in the reporting from NO verses Iowa regarding borrowing items for long terms. The press has not done any favors to Middle America in a long time and I don't expect them to start now.
Thanks for teaching, and continue to hope for the best from our youngsters. We really seem to be devolving as a society when it comes to our young.
Answer: in the Soviet Union, absolutely EVERYONE was on the take. It was utterly amoral.
I would if I had any desire to.
I have been posing the question for 30 years. Only in the last 3-4 years have I seen such wanton disregard, in small town, rural America, for "other people's" rights. I think the times are changing, and the direction of change is toward amorality, or nihilism. But, of course, you are entitled to disagree. Bless you.
Since you put it that way, I agree with you.
Ooops! This is the comment I wanted to comment on to this effect: "I would, if I had any desire to". Sorry.
I distinctly remember fat black police officers being followed by the news cameras as they filled shopping carts with loot. What the depraved culture of New Orleans is lacking was not food and beer.
There were no rich people. They were all comrades working for the greater socialist good. You must seriously need some "re-education" in the dialectic.
See this site for pointers.
Bump. I was going to guess that alecqss has never been to Iowa...
I'm a very regular dame. Over the last ten years, I have kind of kept to myself--not totally out of the social loop, but I keep a lot more time for myself and my family than I used to. Even so, I can probably still walk into any supermarket, mall, bar, church of any denomination, library, union hall, school, you name it--I'll know at least one person by name. Usually more. I'll bet the very same can be said for just about anyone who has lived here for more than two or three years.
It's hard to get away with a crime when the chances are somebody will know you, and that's a pretty big deterrant.
Forget "steal." What of the OJ jury and numerous polls thereafter; The Black reaction to Tawana Brawley; the Black reaction to the DukeLax case; The high proportion of Blacks who agree with Jeremiah Wright (as measured by polls over the years) and have for a long time, regarding AIDS, government drug-pushing, etc.
The cold hard fact is that a significant proportion (not all of course) of American Black people live not just in a different world but in a different reality than you do; and the rest have assimilated.
Yeah, I know. No middle class - only the proletariat. I was just being subtle, LOL.
So, those kids in an American classroom could be right if they are liberal - there is nothing wrong with looting.
My dad passed in 1956 but I venture to say he knew 80% of the men in the area, and most of their families. We would go the Sioux City Soos baseball games and he would spend the entire game talking with friends. At Christmas time, he would receive dozens of bottles of booze from Christian and Jewish business friends. BTW, I don't think he ever made more than $4000 in his life. Hardly a business Icon, just a lowly truck salesman during and post WWII.
Just the opposite in Mason City. Friends and neighbors were helping each other clear their stuff out. No looting, no murders, even with no water for almost four days.
That sounds an awful lot like *working*.
“You are really naive!
...I venture to say he knew 80% of the men in the area, and most of their families.”
Cedar Rapids population density is 1,912.6/sq mi. Naivete comes at about 1,600 friends and acquaintances per sq mile...
I'd mention Robert Randolph, a Christian rocker who also happens to be one of the best living guitarists.
My example praises the black influence in music, as I had to go as far as Barbershop Music to reach a type of popular music that didn't have substantial black roots in one form or another.
Incidentally, just under 30,000 men of all ages are members of the Barbershop Harmony Society in the United States, and those are only the performing members; it stands to reason there are more coming to listen to public concerts. And I am still more impressed by tight, close-knit harmony than I am in spoken rhyming words...about drugs, guns, and prostitution. Still waiting for the argument about why self-destructive rap music is more valuable than the other impressive musical styles contributed by black culture, which was my secondary point in all this.
Why do rappers, engaged in such a clean and fun profession as glorifying gang violence and drug culture have such a high mortality rate? Is it that they, in that tiny market segment, were raised to believe that the way to settle an argument is down the barrel of a gun? Is there from any perspective that you can honestly say that this is not an example of broken culture?
By the classical way of American thinking, these guys have tons of money...they should be happy. Or at least wise enough to take their money and move the heck away from other gun-laden rappers who, statistics prove, are likely to kill them.
Bill Cosby, Clarence Thomas, Condoleeza Rice and other upstanding black celebrities rise above their initial poverty through hard work and talent, achieve great things, love their families, and become famous...and I hear them being slammed as not "keeping it real", whatever the heck that means. Who wants the "reality" presented in rap music? How can it be defended as art when the images it spreads are of death and disrespecting women?
Of course, I in no way want to slight other black musicians who, even today, make valuable contributions. It's just sad that the ones who generally make the most money and see the most notoriety with the mass population are rappers.
And, for my part, let me apologise to everyone for my people, the White Guys, who are idiots enough to sit at the stoplights with rap music blaring out of their cars so loud it vibrates you three cars away. Really sorry about that.