Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Bush Caused Haiti Earthquake
That's the headline I'm waiting for. Somehow, some way, they'll lay the blame for the Haitian disaster on Bush.
Yes, it's a terrible tragedy and my heart goes out to the people of Haiti affected by the quake. But, as is my wont, I have thoughts and concerns.
As always, we're the first ones jumping to the rescue of people. I'm proud of the fact that we Americans are always the first to help out when another nation experiences a tragedy, but sometimes it feels like we're the ones expected to help, regardless of our own problems. We spend billions of our dollars and use countless resources of food, medicine, fuel, etc. in places where sometimes we're hated & reviled for being helpful Americans.
Half the world wants us all to die for being Americans, but not before we help them. They'll gladly take our help and then car-bomb us. Earthquake in Iran? Sure, send us help and then we'll drive you into the sea with your Israeli lackeys.
Like after the tsunami a couple years ago, when the Indonesian government wasn't all that welcoming to American military personnel coming to help out. Sure, guys, we'll just drop the supplies over here on the beach & motor off.....you can come pick 'em up...what? no roads? No helicopters to come get it? Damn, maybe you shoulda' let us do our thing then, huh?
The United Nations will promise help for Haiti and wrings its collective hands in worry, but who bankrolls the UN? We do.
US troops are fighting wars on two fronts, and yet we're ready to send a brigade's worth of soldiers to Haiti. We're looking at anywhere from 10-15% unemployment, and our economy is in the shitter, but we gotta help. Tens of thousands homeless in America, and we gotta help. The Haitian people have slowly (or not so slowly) destroyed their own country for the past few decades (I know, blame the French, or blame us, or blame everyone except the Haitians)and we gotta pick up the pieces for them.
The world hates us, but we gotta save them. Oh man, I can hear the Libs now, frothing at the mouth to tell me that we're hated because we're arrogant, and we start wars, and we pollute, and blah blah blah blah....no wonder they hate us blah blah. I'm waiting for them to say Global Warming caused the earthquake.
We can barely take care of our own, and we're expected to drop everything & help everyone else. I dunno, gang. I guess maybe I'm sick of being the world's babysitter, the world's pantry, the world's wallet, the world's bitch, the world's whipping boy, for a world that's ungrateful at best and openly hostile at worst. We're treading water, clinging to the floating door, and the rest of the world gladly climbs over our freezing body to get into the last Titanic lifeboat.
And as our frozen corpse slides beneath the waves, they'll row to safety, only they'll still have that big-assed jeweled necklace in their hands courtesy of Uncle Sugar, and they'll wrap up in that toasty green wool blanket with "US" stenciled on it and laugh. Enjoy the briney deep suckers.