"The consciousness of good intentions disdains ambiguity. I shall not, however, multiply professions on this head. My motives must remain in the depository of my own breast. My arguments will be open to all, and may be judged of by all. They shall at least be offered in a spirit which will not disgrace the cause of truth."
-'Publius' The Federalist No. 1
Somehow, one knew it would only take a matter of time before stories such as this would start circulating about the various media outlets. Though it is unforutnate and reprehensible, one should not just duck the obvious just because it is unpleasant to view and realize. Michelle Malkin & 'Red State Rant' do a thorough job highlighting some of the more obvious perceptions one should draw from this coverage of the looting taking place in New Orleans.
Lest we all forget in this discussion, much of the Gulf Coast is going through perilous and monumental times. Curiously, eerily close to the eve of the fourth anniversary of September 11, 2001, images making there way from the Deep South resurrect some of those same raw emotions experienced nearly four years ago. Personally, it has been quite difficult to take-in all of these images and stories of utter catastrophe and the accompanying heartbreak.
This should not be the time or place for such assertions and accusations of racism, yet there are individuals in this world who will not rest until everything that can be utilized in their own selfish desires is indeed used and accordingly cast aside. The images of those looting should not be seen in the black and white of any person's skin color, but should be seen in whatever color depicts the most evil in all of human race. Only parasites and pestilence prey off the wounded and sick, and for those locusts to be doing such now represents the worst of us in humanity. Though this is a stark reminder, it is illustrative of what we need not forget in our every day lives. Remembering such will aid us as we mature throughout our lives. However, for every story of such sinister behavior, one should know that their are countless acts of heroism and unselfish giving going on perpetually.....
This is the story, Americans helping their fellow Americans; just as this symbolism of the American spirit was what emanated from September 11, 2001, so shall this be the story throughout Hurrcane Katrina's devastation and aftermath. Americans being what we have always been will be the story to inevitably triumph. The American spirit will carry the day.