The Christian conservative blog, "conservatives unite" took exception to one of my comments on their site. The totally harmless comment (Read it here) in response to a ridiculously far-fetched conclusion that two photos of buses perfectly portrayed the difference between Democrats and Republicans during last month's deadly hurricanes.
Here's my salvo:
First of all, I know that you are not black OR poor because of your rationale for the poor (i.e. blacks) not leaving New Orleans quickly enough. By believing the local government was to blame for not deploying transportation to get those people out is a comment unwittingly from someone who has no idea what it means to live in poverty.
The facts are that a vast majority of the citizens of New Orleans left when the mayor ordered them. The upscale French Quarter reported few problems, but the outlying poorer sections of the city did. If you could only imagine what it means to live in poverty, you would realize that those homes and the possessions inside were all they had. Would you leave if that's all you had and nowhere to go?
Second, you give your segregated views away when you end your tame diatribe by shooing me and liberals away from your foolish beliefs. The essence of the internet and blogs, specifically, is to produce ideas for all, not just red state white folks. Your comments are reminiscent of President Bush. His intolerance of others ideas and comments is well rooted in your ideology.
What it comes down to is this: Believing the doctrine of the GOP is an exercise, by definition, in selfishness.