Kos: Harvey RAAACIIIIST and so is Trump
Kos: Harvey RAAACIIIIST and so is Trump
If there’s a way to flog alleged “racism” all over the country, the social justice zealots will find it. It’s much easier to claim racism and stroke one’s supposed “victimhood” stiffy than it is to work to overcome challenges. That’s hard work, ya know!
A few days ago, the Daily Caller ridiculed an article penned by Brooklyn Law School professor Alice Ristroph for using the recent solar eclipse to flog the racism message. Because, see, the eclipse points out just how segregated, racist, and culturally terrible our history has been, and how divided we still are. The skies are trying to tell us something, Ristroph claims.
When the lovely glow of a backlight fades, history is relentless, just one damn fact after another, one damning fact after another. America is a nation with debts that no honest man can pay. It is too much to ask that these debts simply be forgiven. But perhaps the strange path of the eclipse suggests a need for reorganization. We have figured out, more or less, how to count every person. We have not yet found a political system in which every person counts equally.
Meteorological phenomena apparently highlight just how racist we allegedly are. (I always have to wonder if North Africans and their descendants have repaid the Jews for viciously enslaving them, or is the debt repaid, because the Jews overcame their history and managed to adapt, adjust, and achieve over the centuries.)
Everything is racist. Didn’t you get the memo?
The Daily Kos confirms this trend with its latest screed about how racist Hurricane Harvey was, because it apparently disproportionately will affect black people, and by the way, Trump is racist, because REASONS!
As Texas braces itself for Hurricane Harvey, the Trump administration remains woefully ignorant and unprepared. The current FEMA director is working to rewrite the Federal Flood Insurance Program so that the federal government bears less of the cost when disasters strike and flooding occurs.
I haven’t seen anything indicating that the current FEMA was somehow unprepared for Hurricane Harvey. It established a support base near an airfield in Seguin and embedded key staff nearby to coordinate with state and local officials. Trailers filled with supplies, such as food, water, and tarps were also stood up in anticipation of needs.
Yes, there’s a proposal to rewrite the Federal Flood Insurance Program, but guess what! Building codes that allow homes to be built in high risk areas need to be restructured, because all they’re doing is rewarding risk, and putting the onus on American taxpayers to pay for said risky behavior. Sorry, but no. Emergencies and freak events happen in nature, but Americans should not be on the hook every time someone buys or builds a home in a location that’s known to be prone to flooding.
Additionally, this is a red herring. The change would have to be approved by Congress, and it has nothing to do with the Administration’s preparedness for this current disaster.
But never ones to let an opportunity slip by, the Derp Seals at Kos, continue to draw tenuous connections between the Trump Administration’s potential response and racism.
Additionally, since Trump seems to be firing people weekly but taking his sweet time in hiring them, no one has been appointed to lead both the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). DHS oversees FEMA and the Coast Guard so it’s almost guaranteed that the response to this storm will be chaos. This is shaping up to be another Hurricane Katrina—complete with a devastating impact on black and brown communities.
The acting Secretary of Homeland Security is a lady named Elaine Duke. She’s the Department’s former Undersecretary for Management, and I’m fairly confident that given her experience, she’s more than capable of handling the disaster at hand.
NOAA also has an acting Administrator – Benjamin Friedman – and I’m pretty sure the National Weather Service’s weather projections won’t be impacted by a political appointee in an acting or a confirmed role.
Neither organization is left rudderless, but Kos has to foment discord and stroke the social justice zealots’ confirmation bias boners in order to maintain readership.
And yet, once again the hysterical race
masturbaiters at Kos take the opportunity to point out alleged racism and incompetence of the Trump Administration in response to the storm. Their message is as follows:
Texas has one of the largest black populations in the United States. (Duh! They’re a huge state!)
Most of these black people live in communities projected to be hardest hit by the hurricane, and they’re too poor to evacuate. Never mind the resources, such as boats and buses, that were provided to help them and their families leave the danger zone! And never mind those who, despite having a way out, chose to remain in their homes and apartments.
Also Texas legislators limited access to abortions, and therefore, it’s better to kill your kid than to bring him into a world where you’re too poor to escape a hurricane… or something.
Hurricane Katrina had a major impact on black people, so therefore RACIST. And also TRUMP BAD!
Fact is that local, state, and federal officials were prepared for the storm. They took precautions and sent out warnings, which apparently numerous stubborn assholes did not heed.
But hey, it’s much easier to blame racism and complain about how the minority populations are victimized by callous, racist politicians than admit that despite all the resources and help available, they just did not make any effort to help themselves, choosing rather to rely on government to save them, evacuate them, and clean up their mess after the disaster passes.
It’s much easier to blame racism than to work to fix your own shit.
It’s much easier to make guilty whites feel even guiltier about their alleged “privilege” by bringing up disingenuous racism claims.
It’s the Kos way, so deal with it.