Friday, September 09, 2005

Katrina - A Man-Made Disaster?

Robert Tracinski, editor of "The Intellectual Activist", has written a very interesting analysis of hurricane Katrina and the carnage that followed. Says Tracinski - "The man-made disaster we are now witnessing in New Orleans did not happen over four days last week. It happened over the past four decades. Hurricane Katrina merely exposed it to public view. The man-made disaster is the welfare state. "

He goes on - "All of this is related, incidentally, to the incompetence of the city government, which failed to plan for a total evacuation of the city, despite the knowledge that this might be necessary. In a city corrupted by the welfare state, the job of city officials is to ensure the flow of handouts to welfare recipients and patronage to political supporters—not to ensure a lawful, orderly evacuation in case of emergency. "

This article goes on to explain how decades of entitlement perverted the morals and values of so many citizens in one city that this debacle was was a man-made disaster just waiting to happen. Read the complete article

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