It’s guys like Ben that made America Great in the first place. Regular people getting the job done.
This fqntastic was written in response to a scolding given by Obama’s administration (perhaps between rounds of golf?) to those actually PROVIDING relief where it was needed. Notice the scolding tone.
“Care must be taken to ensure that actions, both intentional and unintentional, do not exclude groups of people based on race, color, national origin (including limited English proficiency), religion, sex, or disability.”
“Those planning for Katrina appeared to assume most people could rely on personal vehicles to evacuate and failed to consider the transportation needs of all segments of the population.”
“Many seeking temporary housing immediately encountered discriminatory advertisements that explicitly refused to rent to African Americans.”
The whole letter, in all it’s Bush-blaming ‘glory’ is here.
So, while Federal agencies were hand-wringing about how the ordinary people in Louisiana are all racists, the actual ordinary people in boats were saving … well … people.
If they’d come down from their Ivory Towers once in awhile, maybe they’d see that this single photo taken in a rescuer’s boat does far more for racial healing and community building than a thousand pages of DC lawyer-speak.