little miss messy hair


not a political blog

i rarely comment on politics here. lately, i rarely comment on anything, unfortunately, since i am spending my time going through boxes and looking for a job, but i think we all know that is NOTHING compared to what a lot of people are going through right now.

events like the Katrina disaster always amaze me. Amaze me in the fact that life goes on. The world doesn't stop, even though it feels like it should. People are still worried about deadlines and shoes and the best deal for their money and all that kind of crap.

Although several leaders in the south have said that americans do not care about Katrina because it is blacks who are suffering, i do not think that is true. I think that your average american is just worried about the people, donating to organizations they believe can help these people when they themselves are so far away. As for the federal government, however.... Well, Bush certainly doesn't care about the poor. And when i say poor here, i mean poor in relation to himself. The man does not reallt care about ~96% of the population except in trying to get their children to enlist and their dollars into the pockets of his beloved 4% while making sure that they have less food to 'put on their family'. Our president cut his vacation short by ONE day, i guess he wanted to make sure he got to jam with a country singer to get in the mood before flying over the affected areas. While the people of america are trying to help organizations, the leaders of the government, and of many of the cities affected are bickering over which paperwork needs to be filled out. Last night, a national talking head (perhaps more of a talking hairdo in this man's case), was arguing with a senate member that the mayor of new orleans had not filled out the proper forms. The senator replied that when you want to help people, and you are not getting what you need in order to be able to help them, you TELL them what you need! The fact that this is not happening makes me believe that the feds do not really WANT to help, they just want to blame.

I feel frustrated in this because all i can do is donate money. It seems so little, so impersonal. I try to think about the people there and try to mentally remove their pain when i donate, but i still feel helpless. I wish that the people suffering were those who profitted off destroying the protective wetlands and reefs instead of those who just live in the city, trying to live their lifes and survive. Really, it is wrong for me to want anyone to suffer, but if it has to be anyone, why not those who helped make this disaster possible?

and you now know why i rarely comment about politics here. I am way too opinionated for my own good, which works if you know me personally, but not so much if you just know my words. This is a place i come to try to present a positive front. Express the joy i feel in life and my interests, regardless of the other crap that happens to me and others, but right now, it seems very pointless, even though i know it is the joy in life that gets people through times like this.


At 5:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everybody is angry. Why not you?
I guess it is political, because everything that could have mitigated this was eliminated because of politics.
"But Mommy, the Emperor has no clothes. And a really small wee-wee."


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