The folks at Amnesty International - known for their deification of death row inmates - have now decided the United States is/was guilty of 'human rights violations' in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
From what I saw of the news reports from Katrina, one group fixed up what they had lost, another group expected someone to do it for them. AI needs to deal with problems like the problems in other parts of the world which are more detrimental, as I see it, to the human kind.
I believe the handling of Katrina was also the beginning of the economy going to heck. That was when gas blasted it's way to almost $5 a gallon, gas companies made record profits while our government did nothing to help or stop it. People suddenly had to choose between gas and everything else. Grocery prices skyrocketed, heating costs soared... People who could pay their bills before suddenly found themselves coming up short... things have never been the same since...
I believe the business model or the mindset of companies has changed or I have been too naïve until now to see it for what it is. It now seems to be not about making an honest buck of profit but more about leverage. Many companies these days do what it does to generate money not because it adds increased value or service but because it can get away with what it does for profit. It’s the difference in capitalism and gross exploitation. Some may call it rapacious capitalism.
You would act the same way if you had nothing and had to feed & protect your family. They wouldn't have needed to act like that if our government would have step up to the plate. I doubt you are blaming bush though. You should step down from your high horse every once in a while.
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