Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Shame, Shame, Shame
Well, guess what — they didn’t happen. According to the New Orleans Times Picayune (with more from the Los Angeles Times), workers cleaning up both sites found no evidence of widespread murder. In fact, they only found evidence of one possible murder, which will require further forensic investigation to confirm. Obviously, evidence of rape is much harder to come by, but even that seems to have been considerably less common than originally reported.
Good news, then, for those worried that those cracks in the foundation of the American Dream might bring the whole edifice down. Still, a question remains: Why was everyone so ready to believe the horror stories? Is it because raping, murdering and pillaging are the kind of behaviors most people expect of poor blacks in America?
And do I even need to point out how unspeakably racist such an assumption is?
But how come it's okay to be racist if it's used against George Bush, and not racist to point out the left's obvious racism towards blacks?
I was discussing this same article in my blog:
My friend Blake runs the blog The Next Left and had this to say about this very same article:
Maybe it's 6 murders. May be it was 6 bodies on the floor of the dome. There are enough reports that I think we should believe the people who were actually there on this one rather than administration and its cronies. We're not talking about UFOs here. We're talking about crimes committed by desperate people and a political juggernaut that is faced with accusations of criminal negligence.
Almost everyone involved in the clean up has very good reasons to keep the numbers as low as possible. The military went into the city fully armed and didn't allow any photographing of the bodies. 40,000 body bags were ordered. When journalists went toward the freezers that supposedly only had 4 bodies in them, loaded automatic weapons were pointed at them and they were threatened.
I don't feel comfortable with conspiracy theories, but I do feel comfortable saying that there are too many conflicting accounts of what happened in New Orleans to take what FEMA or the administration says at face value.
quoted two sources. In addition, Reuters published an article on this as well. Now, there's nothing on it at all ... as though it didn't happen. This was the NOPD reporting these deaths, saying they killed these people. Now, it never happened.
So yes, on this one, I'm going to say there's a conspiracy to cover up what really happened. I'm not saying it was nearly as bad as the reports coming out of the dome, but I do believe those reports came from somewhere. It wasn't just collective schizophrenia on the part of 30,000 people.
As for anonymous, you may want to check your meds. You seem to be arguing with people who aren't here.