Saturday, September 03, 2005

Let's abolish FEMA

Thomas DiLorenzo asks:
"How many hurricane disasters will it take to demonstrate to the American sheeple that 'FEMA' ALWAYS gets in the way of local communities and makes things worse? Anyone who pays any attention at all to the antics of these goose-stepping, beer-bellied morons would have to come to this conclusion."
Read his entire post here.


At 5:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leadership directed at the amelioration of the suffering of the population of a city visited with a disaster, whether man-made or natural, MUST come from the legitimate Leadership of that city. The complex relationships and the tendrils of power or influence controlling the organic functioning of the municipality can only be known by the local Political Establishment. Had the great Robert Moses himself been assigned the tasks of salvation and protection last Monday, he would have failed New Orleans even worse than did the local Payrollers and Porkchoppers. There is a misconception concerning FEMA. The Agency does not exist to manage disasterous upheavals. Its function is to spread money around where it will do the most good. One would do well to inquire: QUI BONO?

At 7:00 AM, Blogger B.W. Richardson said...

I got into an argument a couple of years ago with a statist who said FEMA provides a service that no private entity could handle. When I replied that the Red Cross and other services did just fine helping disaster victims prior to 1979, when FEMA was created, and still do, the silence became deafening.

At 9:59 AM, Blogger Kevin Carson said...

The good news, if you want to call it that, is that FEMA (soon to be absorbed into Homeland Security) is the agency tasked with administering martial law. So if New Orleans is a dress rehearsal for martial law on a national scale, this cluster-fuck should come as a relief. I've always figured that if they have preventive detention of "subversives" after a terror attack with WMDs, my Wobbly red card would get me an invite. But those incompetent idiots will probably be looking for me at my residence two changes of address ago. The saving grace of the police state is that it's administered by federal employees.

At 7:30 PM, Blogger Mike said...

In my humble opinion gentlemen, you missed the mark. All government entities in a representative democracy exist solely to fufill a single primary function: the re-election of politicians.

Other functions, such as saving lives, are secondary.

I do believe, unlike you, that gov't can be forced to serve useful secondary functions.

At 8:11 PM, Blogger Wally Conger said...

Hey, Mike. You wrote: "I do believe, unlike you, that gov't can be forced to serve useful secondary functions."

So, as Dr. Phil might ask, how's that been workin' for you?


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