September 9, 2005

Katrina: Blame The Victims!

Filed under: Random Stuff — Bob Gifford @ 9:30 pm

Via The Parish, a rant against those who blame the victims for not having the good manners to evacuate before, or to at least expire quietly after, Katrina.

I watched you as you held hands with your tablemates at the restaurant where we both ate this afternoon. I listened as you prayed, and thanked God for the food you were about to eat, and for your own safety, several hundred miles away from the unfolding catastrophe in New Orleans.

You blessed your chimichanga in the name of Jesus Christ, and then proceeded to spend the better part of your meal–and mine, since I was too near your table to avoid hearing every word–morally scolding the people of that devastated city, heaping scorn on them for not heeding the warnings to leave before disaster struck. Then you attacked them–all of them, without distinction it seemed–for the behavior of a relative handful: those who have looted items like guns, or big screen TVs.

She then added that police should shoot the looters, and should have done so from the beginning, so as to send a message to the rest that theft would not be tolerated. You, who had just thanked Jesus for your chips and guacamole, said you agreed. They should be shot. Praise the Lord.

Your God is one with whom I am not familiar.

Just shows you what kind of a Christian I am. I generally don’t say grace before a meal in a restaurant, and I’m against shooting people without a trial for petty theft.


  1. Not all of the so-called looters were stealing to fill their bellies. There was a lot of gang-related activity and many of the looters were armed to the teeth and very dangerous. I looked up an Old Testament verse to see what the Bible has to say about it.

    2 “If a thief is caught in the act of breaking into a house and is killed in the process, the person who killed the thief is not guilty. 3 But if it happens in daylight, the one who killed the thief is guilty of murder.

    Personally I wouldn’t kill him if he broke in and was trying to steal my stuff in broad day light, but I probably would shoot him in the leg and then pull his toenails out one at a time with a pair of pliers while waiting on the police to arrive.

    I despise a thief.

    Comment by Mr.KnowitAll — September 13, 2005 @ 11:40 am

  2. People who are taking advantage of a horrible situation like that, when there isanarchy should be shot for steal, not if they are stealing food or water or clothes, but if they are stealing other things like T.V.’s guns and other things like that because they dont need it, there is no reason to steal it, and when there is anarchy shooting them is the last resort. I like the verse the guy used…it makes a lot of sense….

    Comment by Matt — September 19, 2005 @ 10:07 am

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