Different River

”You can never step in the same river twice.” –Heraclitus

September 20, 2005

Liberals Opposed to Hurricane Donations

Filed under: — Different River @ 2:02 pm

While most Americans are opening their wallets to donate for hurricane relief, some liberal bloggers think it’s wrong to donate, and they are offended to be asked! Two cases in point:

First, there is “Blunderford” at BlogCritics, who first reveals that (s)he is lazy, then shows (s)he is selfish, too:

I Won’t Contribute to Katrina

I just stopped at the grocery store to pick up a candy bar. They only had one line open, plus the do-it-yourself area where you have to play amateur cashier. I hate that do-it-yourself area, but the other line was too long so I used it.

After I managed to get the candy bar’s bar code to fit perfectly over the little laser and figured out how the machine worked so I could waste twice the time it would normally take me to buy a candy bar, an employee approached me and said, “Would you like to give a dollar for Hurricane Katrina?”

I said, “No.”

First off, I’m offended that the store employees are wandering around fundraising instead of helping customers, especially when it’s so obvious that the store conglomerate uses these do-it-yourself machines to cut down on the number of employees necessary to help customers so that the store conglomerate can turn a larger profit while having fewer of those pesky union workers to deal with.

But beyond that, I’m sick of footing the bill for George W. Bush and the rest of his so-called compassionate conservatives. It’s been well-documented over the past two days that there were all kinds of warnings about what could happen to New Orleans and that the levees designed to keep out the water were sinking or uncompleted.

Let Bush open his wallet. I’m sure he’s still got a few nickels rolling around his pockets from flipping the Texas Rangers like a Miami condo.

You 60 million losers who voted for this loser open YOUR wallets. This president declared war on the poor long ago, and while some of us cared enough to vote for someone who gave a damn, you buried your heads in the sand, babbled about abortion and family values, and voted for the doofus.

And now you want to act all high and mighty and come asking me for a buck or two to help these poor people? Sorry, Charlie. Take an extra buck or two out of the fund you set aside to buy seventeen Support Our Troops magnets to stick all over your car to show how patriotic you are.

You want disaster relief? Impeach George W. Bush.

So according to this fellow, since Bush is President, only those who voted for him should help the people who lost their homes/possessions/jobs/relatives, while people who “care enough” should not help. Never mind the fact that no doubt many of the hurricane refugees did not vote for Bush — I mean, I’m sure some did, but I’m also sure others voted for Kerry and others didn’t vote at all, including those who are too young to vote.

As if that weren’t disgusting enough, try this from Joe Cannon at Cannonfire (italics in the original; boldface added):

Damn RIGHT I blame Bush!

Bush is at fault, and we must remind the world of this fact relentlessly.

[Long rant about how global warming causes hurricanes, and how the fact that the worst hurricane in history took place in 1900 just proves the point -- or something like that, it's not very coherent.]
They voted for a president who preferred fantasy to fact.

Now they come, hands outstretched, to their more prosperous blue state cousins. Not only do they dare to ask us for further handouts, they actually have the audacity to lecture us about our politics.

We Californians and New Yorkers already pay far more to the federal government than we receive — unlike the folks in Texas and Alabama and Louisiana, who take and take and TAKE. And then they take some more — even as they lecture us about spending. What sheer gall!

So, “Californians and New Yorkers” pay more taxes because they are “more prosperous,” but the less-fortunate folks have “sheer gall” to accept help from the “more prosperous.”

So much for liberalism being about helping poor.

Now those mother- (and sister- and brother-) f[---]ing red state LEECHES

So much for liberals not caring what you do in your bedroom. (Not like they actually have any actual evidence that that’s what people in actually Louisiana do — the statement is pure bigotry. So much for liberal tolerance!)

want Californians to open their wallets even wider. Those Bush-loving Darwin-hating quasi-retarded brutishly-primitive hillbillies want us to fork over more of our hard-earned money in order to get them out of a deadly fix they brought upon themselves.

See previous comment about bigotry. (Given that most of the refugees are Black, you can tell this guy’s a racist, too.)

Newsflash, y’all: If you want money from us blue-staters, you’re also going to have to listen to our words. That’s the price.

No, we will not listen to anything you have to say in response. You are leeches. Leeches do not have the right to a response.

So much for liberal tolerance and open-mindedness!

You want us to give you a hand-out? Fine, we’ll give it to you — but ONLY if you sit still, hold your bloody tongues (bite ‘em until they bleed, if you have to) and let a much-deserved lecture sink in.

No lecture, no hand-out. It’s that simple. You have to pay the price; otherwise, get the money from Jesus.

The lecture comes down to this: BUSH CAUSED THIS DISASTER.

(… In case you were wondering if this guy’s actually a liberal.)

So if you Jesusmaniac simpletons really want that cash, you will just sit there and SHUT UP and not say ONE DAMN WORD in your defense.

So much for liberal support of freedom of speech, not to mention the rights of the accused. Not to mention freedom of religion and religious tolerance. (“Jesusmaniac”? You mean to tell me that’s not a slur?)


You don’t like that message? Then don’t take our money!

If I read ONE MORE article in which a science-hating red state pundit attacks progressives, I’m going to take the money I was going to donate to disaster relief and spend it on a nice Thai meal. And I’m going to suggest that all other progressives do likewise.


(That last boldface was in the original.)

Whew! I have to say that I have never seen such utter, shameless, visceral, angry hatred ever uttered (anywhere except in translations of anti-Jewish mosque sermons) and this is directed against people who just happened to be in the wrong place when a hurricane came through.

And it comes from a liberal, who no doubt would loudly proclaim his tolerance for diversity if given the chance.

And lest you think these are just two exceptions, if you read the comments you’ll see that on the second post above, they are mostly supportive, and on the first one they are about evenly split.

(Hat tip: The 20 Most Obnoxious Hurricane Katrina Quotes)

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