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ninkasi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-05 02:05 PM
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32. The answer, at least regarding conservatives, is yes
You ask..."Are Americans so fucking dense that they cannot conceive of other races and peoples of exhibiting compassion and concern for human suffering?"

Sadly, greedy every-man-for-himself free market, business can do it better conservatives, and nutjob fundies are exactly that dense. They reject offers of aid from leaders like Castro and Chavez, because they cannot profit from them. They have exactly no interest in really helping the victims of this shameful failure to prevent the deaths and suffering of the poor.

They will instead blame the victims...after all, why didn't they listen when they were told to evacuate, and simply hop into their SUVs, leave New Orleans, and check themselves into luxury hotels someplace? The fact is that the ones left to suffer and die had no way to leave, and no place to go even if they could find transportation. For foreign governments to come in and do what our own president refuses to do would reflect badly on Shrub.

It might make people question the next round of tax cuts that he has planned to heap even more wealth into his greedy cronie's outstretched claws. Those tax cuts would have to come at the expense of people like the ones abandoned by their government in New Orleans. People might even question why we are killing people in Iraq, instead of letting our own citizens die from lack of caring and funds. Democrats might demand that their leaders start leading, and overcome their timidity when facing the neocons and their insane gutting of everything that is for the benefit of citizens, as opposed to corporations. The rest might vote republicans out of office, and put America back on the road to some semblance of sanity.
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