There is an anonymously-authored article that has gone viral because it perfectly articulates what many Americans think. It was posted on the Arizona Tea Party website, among other places.
The article is about the Great Flood of 2009. That spring, the Red River hit a record level of 40.8 feet and flooded wide swaths of North Dakota and Iowa.
What’s that, you say? What great flood of 2009?
I can’t blame you, because I spent more than half an hour this morning “googling” for news on the flood, but found very little — which just goes to show the article is right.
By the way, the same article can be written about the Great Floods of 2011 along the Missouri River.
H/t beloved fellow Joseph.
The Great Flood That Everyone Forgot
Seems like there is a big difference in attitudes when it comes to geography
After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, Louisiana in 2005, the media blamed the lack of response on the Bush administration’s dislike of black people. Can we then conclude that the lack of media coverage and response by the Obama administration that Obama doesn’t like white folks?
Where are the Hollywood celebrities holding telethons asking for help in restoring Iowa and North Dakota and helping the folks affected by the floods?
Where is good old Michael Moore?
Why is the media NOT asking the tough questions about why the federal government hasn’t solved this problem?
Where are the FEMA trucks and trailers and food services?
Why isn’t the Federal government moving Iowa people into free hotels in Chicago and Minneapolis?
When will Spike Lee say that the Federal government blew up the levees that failed in Des Moines?
Where are Sean Penn, Bono, and the Dixie Chicks?
Where are all the looters stealing high-end tennis shoes, cases of beer and television sets?
When will we hear Iowa Governor Chet Culver say that he wants to rebuild a ‘vanilla’ Iowa because that’s what God wants?
Where is the hysterical 24/7 media coverage complete with reports of shootings at rescuers, of rapes and murder?
Where are all the people screaming that Barack Obama hates white, rural people?
Where are Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Oprah, and Ray Coniff Jr?
How come you will never hear about the Iowa flooding ever again?
Where are the gov’t. bail out vouchers? The government debit cards?
There must be one hell of a big difference between the value of the people of Iowa and value of the people of Louisiana.
And indeed there is!
- Total population in 2009: 3,007,856
- 93.9% white; 2.8% black
- Total population in 2009: 646,844
- 91.9% white; 1.2% black
- Total population in 2006: 223,388
- 28.1% white; 67.3% black