Thursday, August 30, 2007
Why Does The Left HATE Corporations So Much?
As I read another tale of whoa about Hurricane Katrina and how it is a symbol of American's cold heart I can't grasp who THE LEFT is referencing as its ideal in the example of pre-storm engineering & construction, post-storm rescue and reconstruction efforts.
Walter Mosely on Katrina
The Nation magazine tees up yet another left wing attack on America and its government. It seems that THE CORPORATIONS are the center of Mosely's blame. Now get this. The "high living" that he indexes the poor and unwashed people in New Orleans to is a function of their riches manufactured through the corporate run economy of America. Mr. Mosely must seem to forget that the printing presses of both his book and the leftist spiel that "The Nation" magazine spouts is a derivative of this very same "corporatized" system.
Why then doesn't Mr. Mosley reference the "recovery" from the Tsunami in Sri Lanka? What about the earthquakes in Pakistan both of which took place around the same time as Katrina. Both of these nations are largely free of the "corporate menace" that contaminates America therefore these people should have already been made whole.
As I live my life I see that THE LEFT has a role to play. The Left are "the bashers" in life. They must assemble rocks to throw at "the System" so that the system, in responding to broken tinted windows that filter its view of that which is happening before it can REACT in whatever way to that which is pelting it.
But hold on. It can't be that simple. Yesterday I saw an article about the City of San Francisco and its desire to have its Black population restored. SFO, certainly the beacon of progressivism and tolerance is not a "conservative corporate town" with wing toed shoes and a "Young Republicans Club". USA Today: SFO Tries To Reverse Black Flight
In a conversation yesterday I talked about what is NOT talked about within Black America. Why is it that Post Katrina New Orleans is seen as a great failure of the Government (more clearly The "George Bush Lead Government") rather than the SQUANDERING of OPPORTUNITY for young Black UNEMPLOYED men from around the nation to help in the reconstruction. When the Left has the opportunity to self-consume the notion "PEOPLE over PROFITS" it fails miserably. As I noted rush hour traffic on the way home last night I could not help but to see the high number of Hispanic males in pickup trucks or utility vans all heading home after a hard days work (or because it was raining and their jobs shut down early). I thought to myself "where do these Hispanic males get all of their training and certification for the trades?". The answer is FROM REAL LIFE EXPERIENCE.
As the African-American leadership COMPLAINS AND WAITS for the GOD-VERMIT to come and rebuild New Orleans. As sly Democrats such as Hillary Clinton talk about how "if New Orleans is still in shambles come January 2009 it will be her top priority".......BLACK YOUTH sit idle or underemployed around the country, largely Black New Orleans sits WAITING. If there was EVER a time to operate with QUASI-SOCIALISM now is it!!!! Where are the bus rides organized by the Civil Rights Industry to send underemployed Black youth to New Orleans for a solid 2 month stint? I understand that many groups have gone down already to strip the insides of houses from rotted dry wall and debris. From the radio interviews that I heard yesterday NOW it is time to start hanging sheetrock and do finishing work to bring these places back. Since the CONTRACTORS are too expensive CREATE A NEW GENERATION OF CONTRACTORS!!!!
I have NEVER heard my ancestors from either side, both of whom have agrarian roots talk about WAITING for a contractor to construct a house for them during Jim Crow or Reconstruction. It seems that as we have "Progressed" as a people we have also "Retrogressed" in several important ways.
In cases where there is a NEED from one people and OPPORTUNITY for another the current blindness and partisan ideology of some prevent us from linking up the two. It is much easier to BLAME the GOVERNMENT and CORPORATIONS for our current problem and to look for a SAVIOR with a (D) after his name. He is not too far away. He is the ELECTED OFFICIAL presiding over the MOST IMPOVERISHED political districts in America. He knows how to "relate to poverty". The problem is that he knows not a damned thing about how to RESOLVE poverty. His hatred toward "job creators" and "labor consumers" only exacerbates the problems.