Tuesday, September 06, 2005

The Welfare State and Disasters

This is a good article by Robert Tracinski. Read about how those in need attacked those trying to help. Read about armed soldiers needed to silence mob attacks in American cities.

He writes about why so many people are rioting and looting in New Orleans and makes a lot of points I only alluded to.

The current welfare state is turning America from a place where individualism and self-reliance reigned, to a place where no one is expected to do anything for himself or herself.

Those left in New Orleans, for what ever reason – there is some fault here, were those who have been raised to rely on the Government for everything. As a result, we don’t see the incidents of neighbors spontaneously banding together to overcome tragedy like we have elsewhere in the face of disaster. Those type of people, the ones who take care of themselves, the ones who we saw in Florida last year, or in New York on 9/11 all left. Evacuated. Instead, the “give me” and “its not my fault” culture is showing it’s ugly head.

When is this country going to realize our best hope is the same thing that made this country great? REAL FREEDOM (which includes the freedom to fuck up, and pay the consequences for fucking up)… Our social safety net is too large, instead of helping it’s creating a culture that doesn’t allow for people to band together in the face of a shared tragedy. If this continues, the America that gave the 20th century this unprecedented level of world freedom, will soon be gone.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope none of your readers give any money to N.O. Bama and MISS, fine, but that article just sickens me.


8:32 PM  
Blogger The Management said...



I can't tell, what sickens you?


9:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

N.O. sickens me. I agree with your analysis of the welfare state and just watching all these people blame the President for thier problems is just stupid. People are sending moeny while they are all killing and stealing from each other. Bad Chaos.


6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yo Otter,

I know I am beating a dead horse on the welfare issue but I thought your would like this quote. Citing yesterday's Wall Street Journal (9/9/05): Congressman Baker of Baton Rouge is overheard telling lobbyist: "We finally cleaned up public housing in New Orleans. We couldn't do it, but God did."


7:41 AM  

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