Saturday, September 03, 2005

Americans Are Ashamed.

United States of Shame - New York Times: "When they were deaf for so long to the horrific misery and cries for help of the victims in New Orleans - most of them poor and black, like those stuck at the back of the evacuation line yesterday while 700 guests and employees of the Hyatt Hotel were bused out first - they shook the faith of all Americans in American ideals. And made us ashamed.

Who are we if we can't take care of our own?"

The finger of God has exposed the ugly truth about the self serving ideological policy of this Administration. It is one that pays lip service to ideals while ignoring the realities of responsible leadership.

If anyone can endure the president's rethoric at such a time as this he/she must be in need of serious ideological deprograming.
How can Bush say that FEMA is doing a 'heck of a Job?' when the worst response in history to a major disaster has been 'achieved' by his incompetent administration?

Americans are ashamed today. And it is good for us to be. We should be ashamed for allowing such an incompetent administration to lead us from one leadership disaster to another, without raising our voices in indignation and demanding accountability from our officers and representatives who have been serving themselves instead of the people.

It is time to speak and act on behalf of the poor and destitute of this country, and stop paying lip service to democratic ideals of freedom while neglecting the life of the people these representatives and officers have been elected and called to serve.

This has been a very difficult week. It has been difficult for many to have their ideological bubble threatened and hopefully popped. But that is nothing.
It was not really difficult for us who were astonished by the news on our TV's in the comfort of our living rooms, but for the thousands and thousands of those poor who remained dying, stranded, clamoring and unattended for days, before our eyes.

Their sin? Being poor, black and underclass, not a priority, practically invisible for this ideological administration, until it was forced with insults to realize that the political cost of their incompetent indiference would be too high if kept on for too long.

It is time for reality check. Let us wake up and work. So that our collective shame may move us to amend this awful and sad reality. We demand accountability from the officers and representatives who have shamed us so before the whole world, and more than that we demand a decent government committed to truth and responsibility rather than propaganda and deceit.

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