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In Ferguson, Liberals Carry Out The Glorious Tradition (That Led To The Third Reich) As They Once Again Reveal Their Fascist Nature

November 25, 2014

I had to laugh at the so-called “leaders” as they called for peace from both sides of the Ferguson situation.  You know, like conservatives were getting ready to riot if the officer WAS indicted.

No, the only way there would have been any riots had the grand jury in Ferguson returned an indictment against Officer Darren Wilson would have been the kind of rioting you see when a professional team wins a national title and its own residents tear their own city apart in riotous celebration.

There’s only ONE side that riots; and it’s ALWAYS the SAME side: the left.

Liberals are the people who keep revealing the fascist nature of their wicked hearts over and over and over again.

Conservatives accept the rule of law even when – and under tyrant Obama it pretty much always does – it goes against them.

We learn all the lies and false reports liberals provided in trying to frame Officer Darren Wilson.  Liberals don’t give a damn about the truth.  We learn that the rioters peeled off to start burning and looting the MOMENT they heard the prosecutor say there wouldn’t be an indictment; you know, as opposed to listening for the evidence.  Because liberals don’t need evidence.

Liberals are people who want more and more and bigger and bigger and increasingly fascist government.  But they will riot and burn and loot the moment that more and bigger fascist government doesn’t kowtow to the fascist standard of the political correctness that they’ve fabricated.

Where are all the black civil rights leaders – the Al Sharptons and the Jesse Jacksons – who pledged that they were going to be in Ferguson after the verdict?  Where are they now?  They fanned the flames of race-baiting hate and now they move to the next Ferguson to encourage the next black community to burn down THEIR city, that’s where they are.

The profiteer off of the race-baiting division they create and then they move on to let loose the dogs of war they unmuzzled and unleashed on any given community.

We found that a good half dozen black witnesses had the decency to tell the truth about what they saw on that street where Officer Darren Wilson fatally shot a young black thug who – after strong-arm robbing a store and brutally shoving aside the owner who was trying to protect his merchandise, after strolling down the middle of the street ad blocking traffic like he owned the planet, after he assaulted the officer in his own vehicle and punched him in the face – shot the punk as he tried to charge the officer again.

But the testimony of decent black people doesn’t matter to the left any more than all those decent black-owned businesses matter to them.

Truth doesn’t matter to them.

All that matters to them is that they didn’t get exactly what they want and so they had a rage tantrum.

Which is basically what happened when Obama signed his executive order on illegal immigration after an election didn’t go his way.

Liberals are the people whom St. Paul prophetically warned us would characterize a wicked, toxic world just before it welcomed and worshiped the ultimate Big Government dictator:

The Dangers of the Last Days

You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that! — 2 Timothy 3:1-5New Living Translation (NLT)

That’s the liberalism of today’s left to a “T”.

Why is this terminal generation so evil?  The answer in one word: Democrats:

Missouri Democratic state senator and University City school board member Maria Chappelle-Nadal said on MSNBC that her school district had taken steps to prepare their students to protest in the wake of the Ferguson grand jury decision…

So Democrat Party “gubmint skool” was dutifully teaching their pupils how to burn and loot.

Our little darlings are being indoctrinated by Democrats as to how to deal with cops (i.e., gestapo):

Kate Briquelet reports in the NY Post that Principal Mark Federman of East Side Community HS has invited the New York Civil Liberties Union to give a two-day training session to 450 students on interacting with police. “We’re not going to candy-coat things — we have a problem in our city that’s affecting young men of color and all of our students,” says Federman. “It’s not about the police being bad. This isn’t anti-police as much as it’s pro-young people … It’s about what to do when kids are put in a position where they feel powerless and uncomfortable.” The hourlong workshops — held in small classroom sessions during advisory periods — focused on the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk program and how to exercise Fourth Amendment rights when being stopped and questioned in a car or at home.

Some law-enforcement experts say the NYCLU is going beyond civics lessons and doling out criminal-defense advice. “It’s unlikely that a high school student would come away with any other conclusion than the police are a fearful group to be avoided at all costs,” says Eugene O’Donnell, a former police officer and professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Ivy League universities are holding mock funerals for Michael Brown, because everything these perverted institutions that were originally dedicated to the advance of the Gospel of Jesus Christ before they were hijacked by liberals DO is a mockery today.  They are saying that police are an occupying force in black communities.  You know, like the 97% of all blacks who are killed by other blacks when they aren’t burning and looting somewhere like Ferguson wouldn’t happen if the police just abandoned these communities instead of policing them.

St. Paul may as well have written, “In the last days, Democrats will come…”

And when the beast issues his executive order that every single human being will have to take a mark on his or her left hand or on their foreheads in order to buy or sell – in other words, when the Democrat Party finally fulfills their dream of taking over every aspect of the economy and thus seizing all power – liberals will cheer and worship their Dear Leader who will be their god.

But it will be God who burns and loots them forever and ever as He sends these people who murdered sixty million babies and worshiped homosexual sodomy to the eternal riot of hell.

Which is why we don’t have to riot, we who love God; because unlike the liberals, we have a God who will win in the end and Who will throw the human government liberals worship right into hell with them.

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As We Survey The Race-Baiting Disaster In Furgusen, MO Caused By Liberals, Remember That The Democrat Party Is THE Party of Evil In America

August 15, 2014

Okay, we’ve got a beef, folks.  So let’s riot and burn down the community and throw Molotov cocktails and get violent and nasty and rabid.

Oh, wait.  What’s that?  Oh, you’re right; we’re NOT liberals.  Which is another way of saying we’re not race-baiting rabid fascists.  So we can’t do that because we’re conservatives.

I remember the frenzied furor that the mainstream media erupted into when that rancher in Texas had Obama and his lawthug Eric Holder in his face and tea partiers started showing up with their rifles to make sure the government acted right.  You know, after Obama’s BLM thugs did crap like THIS.

Who actually fired the gunshots?  None were fired during the Bundy standoff.  But plenty were fired BY LIBERALS in Ferguson.

Nobody was shot.  Oh, except for the cattle who were callously and thuggishly massacred by Obama’s BLM goons.  As best I can remember there were no riots.  There was no looting.  I don’t think the tea partiers threw so much as ONE Molotov cocktail.  No towns burned down.

But the way the fascist propaganda mill covered it, you’d have thought the tea partiers had brought thousands of babies to have mass human sacrifices to their Nazi gods or something.

Of course, the same truth-despising fascist media propaganda tactic was employed against the Tea Party when they were peacefully protesting and the blanket of silence surrounding the vicious, rabidly fascist leftist Occupy Movement defied belief.

Remember how the Tea Party was described as being so WHITE and by implication so RACIST by the leftist media propaganda?  It of course subsequently didn’t matter whatsoever that the beloved Occupy Movement was EVERY BIT as white if not MORE so.

7,775 documented arrests of liberals.  Versus ZERO of conservatives.  But the way the most dishonest propaganda machine since Joseph Goebbels and his Nazi Ministry of Propaganda depicted it, it was the conservatives with their zero arrests who were the side of naked evil.

What is interesting is when you actually consider our murders and our mass shootings, and you consider that the black people and young people who are the backbone of the Democrat Party vote machine are responsible for virtually all the damn crimes and murders in America, this is nothing new.  Which is why liberals refuse to consider the actual facts.

We’ve seen non-stop race-rioting, burning and looting for DAYS in Ferguson, Missouri, and of course its the good guys’ fault because how DARE they try to maintain law and order when secular humanist statist fascists want to riot and burn and loot in the name of “justice”???

But now the details are starting to come out.

We learn that the poor, helpless little boy who was gunned down when he hadn’t even done anything wrong.  And he was even shot in the back, we were told on MSNBC.  Now we know a little bit more about him, too:

A suburban St. Louis police chief on Friday identified the officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager ignited days of heated protests, and released documents alleging the teen was killed after a robbery in which he was suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars.

Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Thomas Jackson said that the robbery took place just before noon on Saturday at a nearby convenience store roughly 10 minutes before a police officer identified as Darren Wilson fired the bullet that killed Michael Brown. Police say that the shot was fired after a struggle touched off by Wilson’s confronting Brown. Jackson said Wilson is a six-year veteran with no disciplinary action on his record.

The news conference came after nearly a week of sometimes-violent protests and calls by many, including President Obama, for local law enforcement to be more transparent about the circumstances surrounding the shooting. Police previously said they withheld Wilson’s identity because of the potential for threats on the officer and his family. The officer has been on administrative leave since the shooting.

Police released still images and were planning to release video from the robbery, at a QuikTrip store in Ferguson. Jackson said Wilson, along with other officers, were called to the area after a 911 call reporting a “strong-arm robbery” at a nearby convenience store. He didn’t immediately release details about the alleged robbery, saying more information would be released later.

Jackson provided few other details about Wilson at the news conference and did not take any questions. Jackson said Swisher Sweets cigars were stolen in the robbery. He was suspected of stealing the box of cigars. The documents released by authorities include surveillance images from the store.

According to the police reports, Brown and his friend, Dorian Johnson, were suspected of taking a box of cigars from a store in Ferguson that morning.

“I am incensed,” Laura Keys, 50, told The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “I can’t believe this is the tactic they are using, bringing up a robbery to make the victim look like he was the person who created this whole mess.”

Police have said Brown was shot after an officer encountered him and another man on the street. They say one of the men pushed the officer into his squad car, then physically assaulted him in the vehicle and struggled with the officer over the officer’s weapon. At least one shot was fired inside the car before the struggle spilled onto the street, where Brown was shot multiple times, according to police.

But a much different story has been told by Dorian Johnson, who says he was walking down the street with Brown when he was shot. He has said the officer ordered them out of the street, then grabbed his friend’s neck and tried to pull him into the car before brandishing his weapon and firing. He says Brown started to run and the officer pursued him, firing multiple times.

We know that Michael Brown – this poor, helpless little teenage victim – was in reality a 6’4″ 290 lb brutal THUG who strong armed robbed a store after physically assaulting the owner.

So we had the liberal Democrat account of a brutal police officer just randomly harassing and then murdering a poor innocent black kid just for being black.  And then we have the actual fact that the cop who came upon these two thugs was responding to a suspect who had just committed a STRONG ARM ROBBERY that had just taken place.  And then these two hoodlum gangsta thugs attacked him.

At this point details get murky.  This above news report was based on the police chief’s earlier report that the officer in the shooting was responding to the strong arm robbery.  The chief has since clarified that Officer Wilson was not aware of the robbery and actually was stopping them for walking in the middle of the road when the attack on the officer and the subsequent shooting by the officer occurred.

This latter actually makes more sense; because if the officer was responding to a strong arm robbery suspect, he would have immediately held Brown at gunpoint as opposed to allowing him to get close enough to attack him.  The cop was unaware of the fact that Brown had just committed a strong arm robbery, but Brown certainly wasn’t unaware.  Which is why he attacked the officer the first chance he had.

If there’s any question as to whether Brown is a thug, why don’t we ask that owner how helpless this poor little 6’4″ 290 pound black boy was???

And we know that the police officer who confronted and shot Brown was physically injured in the death struggle that Brown initiated as the officer found himself shoved backward into his own squad car and struggling for possession of his weapon.

But here’s the thing: Democrats are THUGS who LOVE THUGS.  So whose side do they take?  Well, after demonizing as some kind of racist cop a guy who turns out to be an impeccable police officer, and after lionizing the poor little boy who turns out to be a violent thug, liberals being liberals and therefore THUGS believe Michael Brown’s thug buddy.

And that is because liberals are EVIL people who routinely side with evil thugs time after time.

This is getting tiring.

This is now the third time Turd Obama has jumped in to side with evil in race-baiting incidents.

I think of Obama stupidly getting on national television – after admitting he was personally ignorant – and accusing the police that responded to the call in Massachusetts that “the police acted stupidly.”

Do you remember that?

Who ‘Acted Stupidly’? The Cop, The Professor, Or The President?

911 Caller In Gates Case Gets Death Threats As ‘Racist’: But Who Are The REAL Racists?

The only two people who truly acted “stupidly” was Henry Louis Gates – who erupted in racist rage when most people would have been glad that a police officer had showed up to investigate a report that someone was trying to break into their home – and one Barack Hussein Obama.

All the poor cop knew – and again, this was an EXEMPLARY cop just like our current cop Darren Wilson is an exemplary cop – was that he had received a report about a man breaking into a house.  That’s all the cop knew; someone had called 911 and reported that a man was trying to get into a house late in the night.  And had the black Harvard professor not had a chip on his shoulder about a mile deep, and had he not been a racist, bitter Democrat turd, the matter would have been easily cleared up.

But no, no, no.  Liberals are vicious, bitter, rabid little fascists.  They cannot help themselves.  And the demons are quick to erupt out of these wicked people.  So Professor Henry Louis Gates went – and the only appropriately descriptive term is “apeshit” –  on the poor officer who had no choice but to arrest the man.

Then we had the Trayvon Martin shooting.  And Obama AGAIN dived into it and sicked his lawthug Eric Holder on George Zimmerman.  Because when a black thug is on top of you beating you, how dare you think you have the right to defend yourself???

The Left Goes Batpoop Over George Zimmerman’s ‘God’s Plan’ Remark. My Thoughts On The Subject.

Obama FBI Thinks It’s A ‘Hate Crime’ That George Zimmerman Bloodied Trayvon Martin’s Knuckles With His Broken Nose And Lacerated Head

Mainstream Media Lynching Of George Zimmerman Pretty Much Confirms Everything I’ve Said About Both Liberalism And ‘Journalism’

ABC News Enhances Zimmerman Arrest Video And FINDS ‘A Pair Of Gashes Or Welts On George Zimmerman’s Head’

Obama Dives Into ‘Racist’ Trayvon Martin Shooting Case (Please Try To Remember That ‘Racist’ Shooter George Zimmerman Is Hispanic)

Trayvon Martin, Racism, The Stand Your Ground Law And Michael Dunn. No Comparison Whatsoever.

A trial that never should have GONE to trial completely exonerated George Zimmerman of having done anything wrong that night.  And Eric Holder – who was determined to punish Zimmerman – by the way, a HISPANIC – in whatever kangaroo court he could create, was humiliated again when we subsequently learned there were no civil rights violations, either.  But that of course was just allowed to dwindle away.

FACTS don’t matter to liberals.  That’s what makes them “liberals.”  They literally couldn’t BE liberals if they cared anything about truth.

 

 

 

The Crisis In Egypt, The Future And Bible Prophecy

January 31, 2011

If the crisis occurring now in Egypt had instead occurred during George Bush’s watch, you can rest assured that the entirety of the mainstream media would have been asking, “Why didn’t the administration know this was coming?”  “How was this not a massive intelligence failure?”  And they would have characterized the Egyptian crisis as a failure of American leadership.

Conservatives like me have taken the attitude, “Do Unto Obama What Liberals Did Unto Bush.”  You find that the ideology out of power can drag down a president one bloody chunk of meat at a time.   Which was precisely what liberals did to Bush for eight unrelenting years.

As a conservative blogwarrior, what I would ordinarily want to do is take an event like the building collapse of the Egyptian government, link it to Obama, and blame his failure of leadership.  That’s what the liberals did on a daily basis to George Bush, and as much as the left decries the very tactic they developed and used to such advantage, it works.

And I CAN link this to Obama.  It was OBAMA’S regime that has been secretly backing Egyptian rebels, who literally set this whole firestorm in motion.  This support began during the period of transition, when Bush was on his way out and Obama was on his way in, and continued under Obama’s thumb.  And the American response to the Egyptian crisis has been nothing short of a fiasco:  Obama’s vice president Joe Biden said that Mubarak isn’t a dictator.  Which means he should stay.  But then Obama’s secretary of state Hillary Clinton says there needs to be an orderly transition of power, which means that he should go.  And then Obama’s press secretary says that the U.S. isn’t taking sides, when in fact the U.S. is incoherently taking sides first one way and then the other, basically as the wind blows.

Right wingers basically have all the evidence they need to throw out the bomb that Obama has been working to undermine US ally Mubarak in order to enable the Muslim Brotherhood to take over strategically vital Egypt.  And that he is even now undermining any coherent American effort to restore order.

And the thing about propaganda is that you can turn out to be completely wrong, but if people believe you at the time, you win, because those people turn against the leader(s) you’re seeking to undermine – and it’s hard to win them back.  And if you throw up enough blame, some of it is bound to stick.

All that said…

While I’m a political conservative, I’m not JUST a political conservative.  Unlike political liberals, who are secular humanists whose religion is big government – and for whom government is the only answer to the problems of man – politics is NOT the only solution to the world’s problems for me.  I also have Jesus Christ and the Scriptures that He came to fulfill.

And what the Scriptures say are more important to me than my opinions about Obama or even my limited government conservative political ideology.

With that said, I will NOT play the game of the political ideologue, using the latest crisis to denounce the current administration’s mishandling and predicting doom as a result of the president’s incompetence.

I will try to state what the Scriptures say about a strategically incredibly important nation that is nearly as ancient as man himself.

And so I am going to say that, as a student of Scripture and of Bible prophecy, I believe that Egypt will ultimately turn out okay.  Rather than point to the unrest in Egypt and denounce Obama for the horrors that will surely follow – as I would do if I were simply operating as a conservative ideologue and blogwarrior – I am stating my belief that Egypt won’t turn out like Iran.

Now why do I say that?

Because of the book of Ezekiel chapters 38-39.

Ezekiel 38 and 39 describes a list of seemingly obscure names of nations bearing their sixth century BC names.  Scholars can trace those ancient names and pair them with peoples and nations of today.  What we learn is that in the future, in the last days, a vast army of what are today Islamic countries led by Russia and Iran will launch a surprise attack against Israel.  And that God Himself will divinely and supernaturally intervene on Israel’s behalf.

Two things are significant: 1) the names of the nations on the list.  Why?  Because except for Russia – a key ally to Islamic regimes – every nation on the list is today a Muslim nation with animosity toward Israel; and 2) the names of the nations that are not on the list.

Joel Rosenberg became famous understanding this.  As just one example, Rosenberg wrote a “last days” novel.  Because he understood that Iraq (ancient Babylon) was not mentioned as one of the nations that would join the Russian-Iran-led coalition to attack Israel, Rosenberg “killed off” Saddam Hussein – whom he rightly understood would have participated in such an invasion.  And how did he do it?  By having America take him out after a terrorist flew a plane into an American building.  And he wrote this nine months prior to the 9/11 attack.

He writes in an interesting article that explains the book of Ezekiel and Bible prophecy:

It should be noted that conspicuously absent from the list is Egypt and Iraq (typically referred to in Scripture as Babylon or Mesapotamia). This is noteworthy since Ezekiel was writing the prophecy in the City of Babylon, in the heart of Iraq. We would have to expect, then, that neither Egypt nor Iraq will participate. Egypt, of course, signed a peace treaty with Israel in 1979. Iraq is now so engrossed in its own internal struggles that it would be unlikely to join a coalition to destroy Israel in the next few years. We are, therefore, living in the first window in human history in which neither of these historic enemies of the Jewish people are likely to be involved in the next major Middle East war.

This isn’t the first article in which I make mention of Egypt and Iraq and their role in the future according to Bible prophecy, for the record.

Now, I don’t cite Joel Rosenberg because he’s a “prophet.”  Nor would he want me to do so.  Rather, I cite him because he has a rock-solid understanding of Bible prophecy and because he has concretely demonstrated that his understanding of the Bible makes him prescient of otherwise obscure and constantly-changing modern times events.

Prior to Anwar Sadat’s signing of a peace treaty with Israel in 1979 (for which he was murdered), Egypt had fought Israel during the 1948 war; it had fought Israel in 1956; it had fought Israel again in 1967; and it had fought Israel in the 1973 Yom Kippur war.

What is happening now in Egypt – with riots and violence and deaths and looting and vigilantes – is terrifying.  But somehow Egypt will end up with a government that will continue to be at peace with Israel.  Which means it won’t ultimately be controlled by terrorists or jihadist regimes.  We can’t know what will happen in the very near term, but overall, the terrorists of the Muslim Brotherhood will not end up in control of Egypt.  And up to this point, thank God, there has been a conspicuous absence of Israeli and American flag burnings in Egypt.

Frightening things are happening in the Middle East.  Tunisia, Yemen, Jordan, Algeria and Egypt are spiraling out of control as we speak.  Iran is one the verge of having The Bomb, and the world will become a very different place after this terrorism-sponsoring rogue regime feels it can act with impunity.  And the fact that Iran is Shiite will force many Sunni nations to develop nuclear weapons of their own in a terrifying arms race in the craziest place in the world.  And, of course, North Korea has committed several acts of war against its South Korean counterpart.

Jesus said that in the last days there would be wars and rumors of wars.  He described “birth pangs” in which each wave would be more painful than the last.  And while there have ALWAYS been wars, what we would see would be a level above anything the past has witnessed.  After two thousand years of relative peace, we had World War I, World War II, the Cold War (of which the Korean War and the Vietnam War were part), and now fighting that has at once gone to the “biblical world” (Iraq – Operations Desert Storm and then Desert Fox – as well as Afghanistan) even as it has spread to the rest of the world in an unprecedented way via terrorism.

And we aint seen nothin’ yet.  Soon there will come the Antichrist, also called the beast, who will come promising peace and prosperity, and who will come to rule the world, but who will in reality turn into the devil incarnate.  And those who are left on the earth will find war and ruin and death such as the world has never witnessed in all of its history.

It all sounds terrifying.  And of course it IS terrifying.  But I don’t have to be afraid.

First of all, I believe that God is in control.  And that God protects and delivers His people.  Second, I believe in the Rapture of the saints prior to the wrath of God.

What is God’s purpose for allowing such terrible events to befall mankind?  Why does God permit the coming of the beast?  Because mankind is in a stage in which it denies God and even claims that belief in God is creating all the problems in the world.  This powerful global secular humanist movement says that mankind is on the verge of greatness and that if the intolerant Christians could only be removed, humanity could attain that greatness.  And God will give them their chance.  He will remove all those who believe in His Son, and give the world its chance to govern itself without Him.  And what we will see instead of the Utopia these secularists have always described will be literal hell on earth.

And Jesus Christ will ultimately return to earth as King of kings and as Lord of lords just in time to prevent mankind from totally destroying itself as all the armies of the world gather at a place known as Armageddon.

It is THIS King of kings whose government I trust in; and no other.

The Book of Daniel says, “Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased” (Daniel 12:4).  Knowledge has exploded as no other period in human history has ever seen, and yet we run to and fro in panic and uncertainty more than at any other time.

You don’t have to be afraid.  There is a God who knows the end from the beginning.  Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own [or the expert’s] understanding, and rest assured that ultimately the government of the world will be upon the shoulders of the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6-7).

New Orleans and Cedar Rapids: A Tale of Two Mindsets

June 30, 2008

Why didn’t we see rioting and looting in Cedar Rapids such as we saw in New Orleans?

The question has been raised in forums and blogs, but hasn’t become a topic that journalists have examined. Maybe they haven’t asked the question because they know they wouldn’t like the answers?

Last week, somebody asked the question, “Why aren’t the people of Iowa not looting and rioting like the people [sic] New Orleans did after Katrina floods?

It’s a darn good question to ask.

And – before somebody starts to say that comparing the flooding in Iowa with the flooding in New Orleans is apples and oranges, let me make it apples and apples: Let’s compare the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

The Associated Press ran this article describing the broken FEMA response in Hancock County, Mississippi:

WASHINGTON — Facing a growing body count and shortages of food, water and ice, federal emergency officials braced for riots in Mississippi in the days following Hurricane Katrina, new documents reveal.

Federal Emergency Management Agency officials knew their response system had been shattered by the Aug. 29 storm and were unable to provide fast help _ even when the needs were obvious.

“This is unlike what we have seen before,” William Carwile, FEMA’s former top responder in Mississippi, said in a Sept. 1 e-mail to officials at the agency’s headquarters. He was describing difficulties in getting body bags and refrigerated trucks to Hancock County, Miss., which was badly damaged by the storm.

Carwile wrote that he personally authorized Hancock County to buy refrigeration trucks because “the coroner was going to have to start putting bodies out in the parking lot.”

The next day, in another e-mail to headquarters about substandard levels of food, water and ice being distributed in Mississippi, Carwile reported, “System appears broken.”

In a Sept. 1 exchange, FEMA regional response official Robert Fenton warned headquarters that the expected levels of water and ice being sent were far below what was needed.

“If we get the quantities in your report tomorrow we will have serious riots,” Fenton wrote.

But, guess what? We didn’t see rioting, looting, rapes or murders in Hancock County either, in spite of the predictions and in spite of the total collapse of the relief effort.

I saw little pieces such as the following:

Mississippi citizens did not riot in the streets. Did not ransack neighborhoods or shoot at rescuing personnel. We helped, and continue to help, each other. We are not looking for handouts from the government, but we surely need everyone’s help. And we thank those that have done so

And (under the heading, “Mississippi IS Different“):

What I’m about to say is a bit controversial. But I’ve given this a lot of thought. While no disaster could come close to what the Mississippi Gulf Coast has endured, there have been similar situations. I think that most people in most places would not be so generous, so thoughtful of others. My gut feeling is that if right after a disaster there was a truck distributing gallons of water, with debris everywhere and people standing in line in the hot sun with no idea of when the next truck would be coming or what they were going to do next, people there would not only take the 5 gallons being offered, but would ask for another 5.

But that didn’t happen here. I have heard this sort of story too many times in too many towns to question it. There weren’t riots in Mississippi. There wasn’t a rampage of looting. People took enough for their basic needs and looked out for their neighbors. Ken Wetzel of Project Teamwork told me how there were no distribution points in East Biloxi so he spent every morning and afternoon picking up supplies and driving them through Point Cadet in East Biloxi, bringing water and MREs to help those who had lost their cars and couldn’t get to the supplies.

It’s just one of the things that I love about Mississippi.
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So let’s just acknowledge the fact that New Orleans completely self-destructed, when other communities banded together and took care of their own.

It’s not about race. Yes, New Orleans was predominantly black, and Iowa is predominantly white. But there have been black people who have heroically banded together in the aftermath of disasters, and there have been white people who have fallen apart (for example, remember the all the horror in Bosnia?).

It’s not even about political affiliation, although I think that how a community votes is a far better indicator as to how they will handle a crisis like a hurricane or a flood than the color of their skins.

Mississippi has generally been pretty reliably Republican. Iowa is a “battleground” state, in that it narrowly voted for Gore in 2000, and narrowly voted for Bush in 2004. But the Democrats in Iowa are as different from the Democrats in New Orleans as the night is different from the day.

I’ve got a big load of relatives living in Iowa: in Iowa City, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Lone Tree. Some are Democrats and some are Republicans, but they are overwhelmingly conservative, with conservative religious values to match.

I remember all the anger and bitterness and BLAME and the sheer spirit of self-centered entitlement that characterized New Orleans from the very first moments that the TV cameras arrived and started interviewing people. It was all Bush’s fault; it was all the government’s fault; it was all racist white people’s fault. It didn’t matter that New Orleans was firmly in Democratic hands, from the governor to the mayor. It didn’t matter that federal money for levies had been squandered on silly projects going back years. It didn’t bother that the local leadership on up didn’t have a plan or a clue. It didn’t matter that most of the residents were so completely unprepared that they didn’t even have an inflatable raft in a city that was UNDER sea level and surrounded by water.

By way of contrast, I’ve seen a total lack of blame coming from these other towns that suffered quite terribly.

We’ve got a tale of two mindsets: independent vs. dependent; moral vs. shameless, selfless vs. selfish, grateful vs. greedy.

There is a real contrast between the thousands of decent, hard-working, and self-sufficient Iowans from all over the state who got in their trucks and drove for hours to help communities in crisis such as Des Moines and Cedar Rapids fill tens of thousands of sandbags and the residents of New Orleans who had to be terrified of their neighbors. To the extent that things went well, it was because people banded together and took care of one another in an amazing way; to the extent that the society didn’t completely collapse when the water won, it was because people didn’t prey on one another, but stood together in solidarity in the face of crisis.

Liberalism teaches that people are helpless, and that they must constantly look to their government to take care of them. So nobody prepares, nobody plans, nobody takes individual responsibility or individual initiative. And nobody helps anybody. That’s supposed to be the government’s job. When a crisis hits liberal cities such as New York (remember the power outage that led to rioting and looting?) and Los Angeles (remember the Rodney King verdicts, that led to rioting, looting, mayhem, and people burning down their own communities?), there is a moral disaster of epic proportions characterized by anger, entitlement, and blame.

The Iowa caucus (which went to Barack Obama) is proof enough that Iowans aren’t racist. But there is no way that Iowans would ever have tolerated New Orleans’ Mayor Ray Nagin, or his culture of dependence and blame.