Teach Me to Fish and,...
Gentle readers, is it just me?
As we witness the daily travails of those in the Midwest suffering horrendous flooding, several things come to mind:
We've seen the obligatory and ubiquitous visit by the C-in-C, with promises of federal aid in the offing.
I'm sure when the waters recede, we'll be witness to devastation on par with New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward.
And that's where the commonalities stop, ladies and gentlemen!
Where are the scenes of people scrambling to leave the damaged areas?
Where are the scenes of bodies floating in fetid waters?
Where are the irate people alternately pleading for help and blaming others for their misfortunes?
Why are we seeing the locals standing their ground and filling sandbag after sandbag to save their communities?
Could it truly be that there is a difference between those who have been raised to help themselves and those raised to expect the government to help?
Could this explain why the MSM hasn't cast its distorted eye on this tragedy and used it as another vector to embarrass the Bush administration? (Many of those help others/less government values in the Midwest are the backbone of the Republican Party)
The phones lines are open,...
Cross-posted at MaddMedic!