If anything during the past five years of the George W. Bush presidency is illustrative of the callous and criminal indifference of this regime to the lives of the citizens of this nation, it is the disaster in New Orleans.
As I write this (9-01-05), a "shoot to kill" order has been given, and in effect, Martial Law declared on the victims of hurricane Katrina, and with those orders, WAR has been declared on the citizens of this entire nation, by this Neo-Nazi regime using the rhetoric of "Freedom" as a cloak – like a Klingon Bird-of-Prey bent on the total destruction of this nation.
This administration with it's "Homeland Security" can no longer pretend to be prepared for nuclear, chemical, or biological attacks that would come upon us suddenly, and without warning, when the dismal non-existent response to this hurricane could have been organized almost a week in advance, because we knew it was coming. In fact, FEMA during the Clinton administration had listed a terrorist attack on New York, a hurricane in New Orleans, and an earthquake in California as three of the most likely devastating events that could happen. Two out of three ain’t bad, and it ain’t over 'till it's over.
As a Vietnam veteran who served his country honorably, I never thought I would see the day when the Commander-in-Chief of this (once) great nation, would spew forth from his mouth what has been vomited up this past week. The truth of the matter is, George W. Bush and his cohorts in unspeakable war crimes upon the people of Iraq, scuttled the necessary funding to maintain the levy infrastructure of New Orleans, and diverted those funds to prosecute an illegal, immoral, and utterly criminal war in Iraq, based on totally fabricated bullshit stories about Weapons of Mass Destruction. In addition, this administration, like the administration of his father before him, has actually CREATED the "terrorists". There is growing suspicion in New York
– and I personally believe it is not unfounded – that this CRIME FAMILY in charge of the government in this country ACTUALLY CONTRIVED THE 9-11 ATTACKS in order to have the "mandate" to pass the "Patriot" Act, and to herald in the beginning of their satanic "New World Order", "One World Government" agenda.
There can be no doubt now, that this son-of-a-bitch we have occupying the White House, cares not a whit about the citizens of this country. In the dozen or so speeches he's given since this unfathomable disaster, he has shown not one iota of compassion; has not shed a single tear; has not offered a single condolence, and in short, has proven to this preacher (me) that there ARE indeed people in this world who are (apparently) born without a soul; who if they have a single spark of humanity in them, say and do precious little to show it.
As New Orleans suffers, and poor people who COULD NOT escape for lack of transportation are left to suffer and die, this DEMON bastard who occupies the oval office, goes out and plays GOLF!... and when he gets the chance to speak, spends 90 percent of his time talking about restoring pipelines, and getting "refined product" flowing back into the marketplace. We shouldn't be surprised; the Exxon stockholders need to be assured that their portfolios won't end up in the toilet. His attitude
– although he is reticent to come right out and say it, is that the niggers in New Orleans are expendable. You won't catch him saying it... but you can bet dollars to donuts that that's his mindset. The Bible says, "You will know them by their fruits", and we have seen, and suffered the fruits of this criminal regime for far too long.
It is difficult for me, a lone preacher running a small ministry to have a meaningful impact to mitigate the suffering of my fellow human beings; There, but for the grace of Almighty God, go I, and that is the attitude we... all of us who are true followers of the Lord Jesus Christ should have. We know from scripture, that there is "...spiritual wickedness in high places". If both the Bush presidencies are not a clear indication of that, then we who are seeking inspiration in the Word will never find it... it is as clear as crystal; at least it is to me.
At the moment, for the sake of our brethren whose lives hang in the balance, we can ill-afford to spend too much time finding fault. We have to help them. Traditionally, Americans have always helped those in need out of the abundance God has blessed them with. So please... you know what I'm going to ask you to do. God promised to pour out blessings upon those who bring tithes to His storehouse; Jesus said that if you just bring a cup of cold water to His little ones, that verily, you will not lose your reward. If you believe that, as I do, then you don't need me to spell it out for you.
As the reality of the worst natural disaster the United States has ever suffered sinks in, I won't join the "evangelists" who have stated that God is punishing New Orleans for its "decadent lifestyle", or fire up my Adobe Photoshop to make a satellite photo look like a fetus. No, if God REALLY wanted to pour out his wrath, I should think that He would "send the lightnings", and fry that psychopathic scumbag in the Oval Office to a crisp! No, my brethren, God is not punishing us for homosexuality or abortion; those sins are punishments in themselves; the Word says, "... your SIN [not God] will find you out". What God is doing is testing His people; He is testing who will have the compassion of His son Jesus Christ, and be moved enough in their spirit to give a cup of cold water to one of His "little ones"... to see who amongst those who SAY they follow Christ's teachings will open their hearts to help, instead of pontificating or arguing over who is responsible... we all know who is responsible; it's the Father of Lies and his followers who couldn't speak the truth if their lives depended on it, and who've sold their souls to Satan a long time ago.
Almost a week after the disaster struck, help is finally arriving to the displaced residents of New Orleans. For almost a week, even the Red Cross was prevented from entering the city by orders of the Office of Homeland Security, allegedly (according to the Red Cross website under the FAQ heading) because their (The Red Cross) presence would dissuade residents from evacuating, and people outside to want to enter the city (For what purpose? To eat peanut butter sandwiches while up to their necks in fetid water in the midst of floating dead bodies?). This is the first time, to my knowledge, that the Red Cross has been hampered by our own government.
The government’s response to this disaster has, up until now, been nothing short of criminal. Of course, the criminal enterprise that is the war in Iraq is directly responsible for the shortages of troops and supplied needed to respond to unexpected disasters here at home. Folly and criminality bring their own repercussions.
The course of action of a TRUE Christian is clear:
FIRST: To help those who are less fortunate.
SECOND: To pray for them, since we are told, "The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much"
– And before we get any ideas about our OWN "righteousness", let us remember that we are only righteous in Christ, and "all OUR righteousnesses is as filthy rags".
THIRD: We are told to "eschew evil". We do that by purging the evil from our midst. If there ever was evil amongst us, the epitome' of that evil occupies the highest political office in the world
– right where we are told by scripture that it resides; "... spiritual wickedness in high places". It matters not WHO, or which party; the "spiritual wickedness" goes with the territory (the "high places"), not the man.