Friday, September 02, 2005

Hurricane Katrina: Same Action, Two Views

It's bad business. Pure and simple. The hurricane that went through New Orleans has turned the town into one large hot bed of violence and fear - if you believe the media. Personally I'm amazed that everyone didn't flee when they had the chance.

As for what to believe, here's two views.



The first image comes from Yahoo's News Service and is captioned as such:



"A young man walks through chest deep flood water after looting a grocery
store in New Orleans on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005. Flood waters continue to rise in
New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina did extensive damage when it made landfall
on Monday. (AP Photo/Dave Martin) "

The second image refers to the white people who 'found' their supplies.

Yahoo News removed the second image shortly after posting it because people apparantly found it offensive. You tell me what the difference is. Personally I find the top photo far more offensive than the bottom one.

So remember kiddies, it's only looting, according to the mainstream media, if you're black. If you're white then odds are that you 'found' and 'liberated' the goods that you need. And people try to tell you that the media isn't racist.

It's been happening all over the place. I've pointed out to quite a few people that all the looters shown on TV or pictured are black, and all the heroic rescuers are white. Mind you there's a few images of white people floating down the streets with shotguns at the ready - and that's as scarey as any image that's emerged from the disaster zone to date.

We were thinking of going to New Orleans next year when we're in America, but I think we'll turn right at Georgia instead.

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