Friday, September 02, 2005

Stop praying, start doing.

God did not ordain that Katrina kill so many. This was- and is- a human drama. It falls to humanity to save its own that it so willingly left in harm's way. The drama of Lake George is an outrage. The poor are left to die, as racism and rape run rampant. Look well, America! This is the face of Bush's America; his America is one in ruins as he vacations. Praying didn't stop this from happening, and prayer will not reverse it. The final chapter of this human tragedy must be written, and the climax must be the removal of George W. Bush from the seat of U. S. President. Our very survival may even be at stake, as the direct loss of life in NOLA is likely to be the least of our worries. Rather, this may be indicitive of the consequences of ignoring global warming, wetland devestation, etc., as well as the more immediate issue of providing strong leadership during times of crisis. What would happen if another hurricane hit? With the stunning lack of effort that Bush has displayed, how can we expect any better? Bush sees fit to link 9/11 and Katrina, using the same tactic that he has used for every crisis before. What he doesn't say, though, is that there is actually some merit to this comparison, as Bush was warned of both in 2001. As Paul Krugman documents:

Before 9/11 the Federal Emergency Management Agency listed the three most likely catastrophic disasters facing America: a terrorist attack on New York, a major earthquake in San Francisco and a hurricane strike on New Orleans.

Looks like FEMA was two for three, whilst Bush was batting a straight .000. The time for prayer is long past, and now we have a simple mission ahead of us: defeat Bush.