Corrente features a story entitled “Do these people live on my planet”, which chronicles what are perhaps the smuggest, most self-righteous bastards in the country’s response to Katrina:
“As Clayton Cramer points out: the average poor American owns a car.
Poverty likely prevented some people in New Orleans from evacuating, but the majority of people still there CHOSE to be there.
In the US, the vast majority of people who are poor are poor because they CHOOSE to be poor. I recall a Cato or Heritage paper showing that something like 75% of all people living below the poverty line would be lifted above it if they just worked 40 hours a week on average.”
It gets worse. Much worse. Read more if you can stomach it.
AND …. no sooner did I mention the lack of apportioning of godly blame for Katrina than I came across this from Agape Press:
(AgapePress) – Two Christian leaders in New Orleans are testifying to God’s mercy in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. One suggests that the death toll could have been much higher had it not been for God’s mercy — and the other that God may have used the hurricane to purge wickedness from the city…