Skip to comments.Can't believe CNN actually aired this verbal exchange... (Earthquake related)
Posted on 03/13/2011 12:42:04 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
Earlier this AM CNN aired an exchange between a reporter stateside on the CNN set and a reporter in Japan.
The reporter in Japan was commenting on how calm and orderly everyone was while waiting in line at stores for water, food and gas.
He said that they had several full gas cans on their truck to get them where they were going and they felt comfortable leaving their vehicle unattended while going inside stores to buy food or to interview people.
He then compared it to his experiences during Katrina when their vehicle was completely looted of gas, food, water and even their personal gear and bags right under their noses.
He then said that the difference between the human response to the situation was almost night and day, the Japanese were very orderly and calm while the Katrina survivors were totally out of control.
I was amazed that CNN let him air such views. While completely truthful they show a side of our population we all know is there, but to speak of it, to even refer to it is viewed as racist...
As someone who was in the suburbs of New Orleans for Katrina, lets make sure we know that it was the Democrat entitlement whores in the city proper that had their hands out. The so called bedroom communities surrounding it were completely different.
MS did in fact handle it well, no swipes at my second home :)
Bummer doesn’t like Japanese people.
Doesn’t surprise me at all - in this context, they can pose it as anti-American and, by extension, anti-Caucasian.
Japan is what happens when you have UNI-culturalism, where most everyone shares the same values.
The opposite of that is division, conflict, and chaos—waiting for an excuse to happen.
Santa Cruz, Ca.
“They dont have much diversity, which oddly enough, IS their strength.”
Our problem is not diversity. We are psychologically balkanized .
I recall going on field trips with our daughters when they were in about the fourth grade. One ethnic group of children was relatively well behaved, and the other was loud and wild. Not racist, just a fact.
Pass Christian, Mississippi ~ Sept 2, 2005
The comparison of the Japanese People's response to this disaster to that of certain segments of the US population is instructive. It is the attitude and actions of a self reliant people to that of the base supporters of the democrat party.
Do not forget there have been many other disasters in other areas of the US where the citizens pulled together to help each other. Recall the ice storms in Kentucky when tens of thousands were without power for weeks. Obama partied with $100 a pound Kobe beef while people froze. The floods in New England, tornadoes in the mid west, fires in California and many more were met, largely, with silence from the White House and the press.
New Orleans was a press event to discredit the Bush administration. No one who lived in the area ever doubted that such a disaster would eventually befall NOLA. We all knew it. Those who did not heed the call to evacuate placed themselves in harms way. My sympathy is with those who were old, infirm who could not leave. That is the real pity.
you mean sadly true....
you mean sadly true....
Someday I hope those on the lower economic situation will learn that it is not to their benefit to encourage politicians to pay for their vote. Such induces bad cultural thinking which opens them up for less opportunity and less freedom. It is what conservatives call “keeping them on the plantation.” We want them to take control of their own life’s situation by capitalizing on the available advantages they do have. For example, many an economic empire started out in someones garage.
you are so right about the NO crowd and the Mississippians etc.....a world of difference...
The Japanese people are hard-working people who take care of their families, their neighbors and strangers. Listening to some Japanese people, they aren’t looking for cameras to capture *their* stories. I heard one lady say that she and her sick mother would somehow survive on little food & relief supplies, and that the focus of our attention should be on those people who are still stranded in their mangled homes.
Wish I could be there to help them.
Rooter Guy? That’s hilarious!
I'll bet the rural Louisiana country cousins of the NOLA dirtbags behaved much like the Mississippians and the Japanese.
How long before Chrissy, Sgt. Schultz, Whorealdo or BOR gives Obama credit for how well the people in Japan are acting?
Thank you for your efforts to aid my home state. If not for the love, dedication, and selfless actions of good citizens from all across America, the Gulf Coast would not have survived. I mean that with all sincerity.
The church groups and citizen aid groups of America did far more good for the folks than any government agency.
Santa Cruz: ‘nuff said. Different style but same vibe here in Sacramental.
Yes, you’re right the people did help themselves in Kentucky and Tennessee. It’s funny that the home grown self reliance didn’t stick in my mind the way the Christchurch clean up did.
Maybe it’s because Obama didn’t even offer to help them. It would have been nice if Obama had offered and the people of Tennessee and Kentucky could have said, no thanks, we’ve got it, ourselves.
No, the comments were based on race.
The difference between having respect for others, and being responsible is totally lost in the population of our inner-cities (they have a “Right” to take what they want if it’s not given to them), and elsewhere, where right/wrong are no longer taught; just sensitivity-training, diversity-training, and freedom to do whatever you want, and just blame OTHERS.
You may want to revise that... The U.S. of A. had already emancipated the slaves and outlawed slavery before the mid 1950s.
Think about that one for a second or two... it will hit you.
Mississippi did pretty well in recovery and Florida does well with their storms. The big difference is they didn’t have a criminal Democrat governor and major city mayor and the crime organization that built up around it, to have to deal with.
There is a lot of allegory going on in this thread, and yeah, there is that too. Entitlement and blame the evil majority has freed minorities to do what they know and every human knows is wrong. Their trained hatred has destroyed their conscious. That is a terrible thing.
The old slogan, “a mind is a terrible thing to waste” should be amended to be “A conscience is a terrible thing to waste.”
There is a very strong correlation between the whitest states and the lowest crime states. Most of the whitest states are in the Liberal Northeast US.
Think also to the inauguration of Barack Obama, where everyone left every bit of their trash on the ground.
There is a part of America where people feel “owed.” They do not have any consideration of their fellow humans. They feel that someone will be there to provide or clean up after them. It’s not about what you achieve; it’s about what you can GET.
These are things you learn from your parents. I know that perhaps there is racial disparity in which Americans become this greedy and selfish, but it’s not straight down racial lines. There are considerate blacks and selfish, greedy whites.
Stopping creating these thuggish animals begins on day one. If there is an item in the bottom of the shopping cart that didn’t get paid for, you make sure your kids see you take it back into the store and pay for it. You make sure the kids know you NEVER drop ANYTHING on the ground that isn’t less intrusive than a watermelon seed. You save your garbage until you find a trashcan. Let them know that it’s rude to make cleaning people pick up your messes; make other people’s jobs easier rather than harder.
I think a lot of these kids see their parents dump their car trash into parking lots (we were late getting back to our car at Disneyland once and the emptied parking spaces were littered with food trash and USED DIAPERS!). Some of them grew up with known stolen items in their home - TVs, furniture. What can be learned from that? Yes, there are laws and rules -— for OTHER people. We just take what we can get.
Bush’s Dad puked on the Japanese Prime Minister. His fault for insisting on eating sushi with a case of stomach flu...
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There is a great difference between the Japanese and the African-American & White Trash American.
I am sure there are Japanese who would steal your eye teeth, Just not so prevalent.
Yea, I don’t remember having a big problem with Asian-Americans or European-Americans during our many natural disasters.
To quote the Leftists, I guess they can afford to have morals.
***I dont think his point was that Japanese are more civilized than blacks. His point was that Japanese are more civilized than Americans.***
This is true. Remember when the hurricane hit Cancun not long after Katrina? American tourists DEMANDED that the US Army come and get them out-NOW!
Also the same problem in Wisconsin I agree it is the difference between an entitlement society and a self-reliant, family oriented population.
I spent some time in Japan working for Hitachi - they are wonderful people almost with out exception. I can't say that for my neighborhood...or city - Seattle.
Unlike America where there is (usually) an underlying Judeo-Christian sense of compassion for your fellow man, in Japan it is more of a tradition to simply act in an orderly manner and soldier on for the greater good, which in the old days was the surrounding community, as is the case now in more rural areas around Sendai.
日本＊ピング＊ (kono risuto ni hairitai ka detai wo shirasete kudasai : let me know if you want on or off this list)
In Japan you can leave your bag on a train and get it back. That is no joke. I watched a friend do it.
Wow! It seemed more recent than that! That’s why I thought it was Bush 43 instead of Bush 41.
Step harder. Everyone saw the difference in behavior between the residents of New Orleans and the the people of San Diego county after the fires. The San Diegans didn’t moan and cry and loot. They stepped out and got busy.
“N.O. Blacks Rob, Plunder and Murder: Whites To Blame!”
Simple explanation ...
It's been two years and Obama has failed to leave an imprint as the great president/leader of "his people." Instead of addressed the heartland of America about civility, there are issues far greater he could, if he wanted, address. They are issues that affect America's cities and states and the people Eric Holder "says" are "his."
.According to the Pew Research Center (PRC), 72% of all black babies born in 2008 were out of wedlock.
.According to published reports, 63% of teen suicides come from fatherless homes, 90% of all runaways and homeless children come from fatherless homes, 80% of rapists come from fatherless homes, 85% of children with behavioral problems come from fatherless homes, 71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes, 75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes, and 85% of all youths in prison come from fatherless homes.
They were referring to Pres. Bush’s failings, not the poor, helpless Katrina “victims”.
No “chocolate cities” in Japan?
.According to the Pew Research Center (PRC), 72% of all black babies born in 2008 were out of wedlock.
.According to published reports, 63% of teen suicides come from fatherless homes, 90% of all runaways and homeless children come from fatherless homes, 80% of rapists come from fatherless homes, 85% of children with behavioral problems come from fatherless homes, 71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes, 75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes, and 85% of all youths in prison come from fatherless homes...
They forgot 100% of “Presidents” that come from fatherless homes have behavioral problems, narcicists, pathological liars and corrupt to the core. No family, ethical or moral or patriotic values.