Monday, 30 August 2010

Revisiting Katrina

Five years on from Hurricane Katrina and efforts continue to paint the event as the definitive example of modern day black victimhood in the face of white indifference.

President Obama, returning to the centre of his dwindling power base and struggling to shore up the levees protecting his floundering presidency, kept true to this theme when he described the events of August 2005 as not only a “natural disaster, but also "a man-made catastrophe - shameful breakdown in government that left countless men and women and children abandoned and alone"

The Mainstream media also continues to present the disaster in in a manner which fits comfortably into this narrative. The title of the UK Channel 4 documentary “Hurricane Katrina: Caught on Camera” should really have included the words “...and heavily censored”, for this focused almost entirely on innocent African America victims and and the alleged inadequacy of the Bush administration's response. Glossed over almost entirely were the disturbing events which occurred in the immediate aftermath of the event revealing quite how tenuous American society's grasp on civilisation has become.

In America itself, some media outlets have taken the narrative even further. The stiflingly politically correct New York Times (see my recent essay on political correctness) famous for consistently suppressing all news of the atrocities and horrors of Stalin's Russia throughout the 1930, and, more recently, for its factually incorrect and downright dishonest reporting of the Duke Lacrosse (1), which, if only a fraction of it had been true would have seen the three innocent white defendants sent to prison for thirty years, have gone beyond white indifference to allegations of white guilt.

Black journalist Trymaine Lee, writing last Thursday indulges his racist fantasies to the full in an article laughably entitled “Rumour to fact in tales of post Katrina Violence” evokes images of white vigilantes mowing down innocent African Americans. Mr. Lee is certainly on a mission, but some of his reporting certainly stretches credibility. I particularly liked the fact that one interviewee by the name of Malik Rahim, after stating “I done seen bodies lay in the streets for weeks,” is later quoted stating, somewhat more eloquently, “How can you remove the scars from the eyes of all the children who witnessed these atrocities?” suggesting he may have taken a course in English language between quotes.

There will be more of this type of reporting, and we can be guaranteed that even more anti-white bile and hatred will ooze out of main stream media, should the discredited old harlots survive in their present form until the tenth anniversary.

However, for a different and slightly more credible perspective on events during those dark days in New Orleans I would draw your attention to a blog posting yesterday by Nicholas Stix, in which he points out that contrary to the popular myth about Katrina, disproportionately more whites than blacks were killed in the aftermath of the hurricane.

If Nicholas Stix is right, and the high quality of his previous reporting gives me some confidence that he is, then this adds to the conclusion that despite all the attempts by the liberal media to attach their own ideological fables to the disaster, the most accurate account of Hurricane Katrina remains that written by Jared Taylor, two months after the event and entitled AFRICA IN OUR MIDST.


Hat Tip: Robert

(1) Analysis of the New York Times' disgraceful reporting of the Duke Lacrosse Hoax can be read at the Durham in Wonderland blog or in in the book "Until Proven Innocent" by Stuart Taylor and K.C. Johnson


Birdman said...

It does not matter where you go, what you do or even what you say, blacks (I am generalising here) will always look at us Whites and blame us for everything.

They cannot (or will not) help themselves. It irks me to see this day in and day out where I live. Here in SA, they have the opportunities to get on with their lives due to affirmative action, but they continue to feel sorry for themselves.

Vanishing American said...

What disturbs me is that many of the negative stories, the stories which the Jared Taylor piece lists, have been denied as 'apocryphal' and scrubbed from the internet. I saved some of the reports in text format, but now many people have forgotten what happened, or have been persuaded that the worst events described in the media 'never happened'; it was all unfounded rumor -- or, worse, rumor founded on 'racism.'

Even "conservatives" are in many cases saying that reports of violence and mayhem were cooked up by the liberal press "to make President Bush look bad." Absurd.

It's troubling when so many people are not interested in the truth, ugly as it sometimes is.

Anonymous said...

Sarah, everyone here in the USA knows WHAT REALLY HAPPENED - i.e. a generation of welfare-coddled blacks descended overnight into the insane barbarism of their African forefathers. Kanye West does not speak for the majority of wised-up Americans.

Anonymous said...

Whether or not the victims were black or white, or the perpetrators in the ensuing chaos for that matter, that event DID demonstrate the shameful and disgusting deficiencies in American society. It could not help its own. It could not rebuild the city. Supposedly the most powerful nation on earth. I would laugh, if it weren't for the bitter suffering of all those people.

But this is of course too much for you to focus on. Disgusting.