Blogs by Sonya E. Henderson
I Blame Myself
9/9/2005 7:14:02 PM
With all the yahoo (no not the website) I felt this article was appropriate.
First I have to apologize for offending anybody. It is not intended.
When is enough…Enough? I told my daughter, Jillian that the day after the hurricane I wondered how long it was going to take for discrimination to be screamed. (Please keep reading because I do not wish to be declared racist with this statement.) The population of New Orleans is 28.05% white and 67.25% black. This adds up to 95.30% of people, whom I am sure you would agree, comes to the majority. What happened…Who knows, but the media seems to be playing it off as a black thing. What complicates matters is that the majority of all of these people are good people.
I am from Baton Rouge, which is approximately 89.78 miles from New Orleans. You grow up knowing that there are certain places you do not go down there.
Now let me tell you what really went on that the news is not telling you.
Now for the cold hard facts:
First and foremost the rest of the state rallied as best possible after going through a category 5 hurricane to rescue the people in New Orleans. The people in the rest of the southern parishes were ignored so the people in New Orleans could be saved. Now the majority of the people in the Super Dome was sheltered victims and why the rescuers dropped off people they rescued is beyond me. Maybe because it was a central location? (Imagine that reasoning and because help was coming...right?) We are talking about people rescuing people whose cell phones did not work all the way down to walky-talkies, which had static on them. First responders are trying to rescue victims that are flooded out and victims are trying to rescue victims. The news is asking how could people just be dropped off on a part of the interstate. I do not know? After word gets around about the raping and shooting at the Super Dome where do you drop people off? Jessie Jackson , why do you go and rescue students at colleges who can make when there are hospitals with dying people? Maybe they are considered expendable. Why did the elderly patients in a nursing home drown but the employees were safe after abandoning them in St. Bernard Parish. Will they be held accountable?
You know I could go on and on. I could fuss about the government but that would do no good. I will never count on the government for anything except keeping the poor, poor and keeping the rich, rich. The only thing I can count on the big leaders doing is still being alive and hidden in their bunkers. They will lead a country that is dead but who cares because they will be alive. Now, I am rambling so it is time to call this article quits.
All in all, it is my fault. I told my family I had a bad feeling about this one before it hit Florida. I should have called CNN and the president to tell them…S
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