"...And the pointing finger having writ moves on."
by The Windjammer
O.K., so I reworded it to suit the occasion.
It seems that every lefty and far-out environmentalist on the planet has started blaming the Third George for the disastrous hurricane, Katrina, and its destruction of a part of the Gulf Coast.
If you think that is something new, I have news for you.
The offspring who are now blaming George for Katrina no doubt sprung from some of the same folks who blamed Eisenhower for the drought which hit the northern Midwest during the early fifties or from some others who were remarkably similar.
If they really believe the Third George caused the hurricane, why don't they go one step farther and say that he should turn all hurricanes out to pasture in the mid-Atlantic where they can flood nothing but heaps of water?
The pointers ignore both historical and scientific fact. First, there is only one God and his name is NOT George W. Bush. There is at present some question about what that God actually is, but Jesus Christ and the American Indians told us. Most of us didn't pay attention. There are among us multitudes still 'tilting at windmills' in their objection to an anthropomorphic God. Let them tilt. They know not, and know not that they know not, what God really is.
There have been hurricanes (the stats actually say "tropical storms," but it means hurricanes and typhoons, among others) since man learned to draw pictures on rocks. Since he began keeping score in some kind of language that three or four of us can read, there has been NO (Yup! I said NO) increase in the number of such storms. It only appears that way today because of what some call improved communications. The reason we see so much more damage from storms today is not necessarily because of an increase in general ferocity, but because of an exponential increase in population in areas normally affected by such weather.
Contrary to what some of the wild-eyed have been touting as truth, air temperature has very little to do with the magnitude of hurricanes. They need to read a few books on the cause and effect before going off the deep end. The supporters of the Kyoto protocol who criticize Bush and the
Republicans for rejecting it also ignore several facts about that piece of junk mail and who did and who did not support it.
We had a tornado in WV in the early forties which destroyed property and claimed more than a hundred and a half lives. I was there and later helped with the recovery. It passed within about a hundred yards of my dwelling place which was untouched. I can't recall anybody blaming Roosevelt at the time, but then he was the shining hero of the day. If a tornado of the same strength would hit today and follow the same path, even in this poverty-level state, the damage would be far greater and the toll would be at least three times as many and the entire fault would be laid squarely on the shoulders of the Third George. Ain't politics just grand?
The ones with the sharp fingernails are also griping about the response time. They ignore logistics. There may be at least one or two of them who have no idea what the word means, let alone understand what it entails. It would have been nice if the Third George, possessing all the powers of a god which the left seems bent on ascribing to him, had told us ahead of time that the hurricane was going to hit the coast with a bang and urged us all to leave as quickly as possible because it was going to be one devil of a storm, what with all the wind and water within it. Come to think of it, that is just what he and all his angels (the weather prognosticators, etc.) DID tell us.
Should we all be blaming him for the fact that so many of us didn't wash our ears?
I am an environmentalist. I agree that mankind, not just a few men, need to preserve the environment to the best of our ability. ALL of it, not just dogs and cats and trees and greenbriers. I hope that at some time in the VERY near future we can put away our tomahawks and quit trying to take scalps and concentrate on the real problem facing us.
That problem is NOT the use of fossil fuels. It may soon be, but not now.