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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

What part of 'sub-human' don't you understand?

Here's a link to a post on Andrew Sullivan's blog. Sully is usually pretty level-headed, but this is just crazy:

THE HELL III: The details are almost indescribable:
"Arkansas National Guardsman Mikel Brooks stepped through the food service entrance of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Monday, flipped on the light at the end of his machine gun, and started pointing out bodies. "Don't step in that blood - it's contaminated," he said. "That one with his arm sticking up in the air, he's an old man."
Then he shined the light on the smaller human figure under the white sheet next to the elderly man.
"That's a kid," he said. "There's another one in the freezer, a 7-year-old with her throat cut."
He moved on, walking quickly through the darkness, pulling his camouflage shirt to his face to screen out the overwhelming odor.
"There's an old woman," he said, pointing to a wheelchair covered by a sheet. "I escorted her in myself. And that old man got bludgeoned to death," he said of the body lying on the floor next to the wheelchair.
Note that these people were not killed by the force of a hurricane, but by the lack of response to it. (Emphasis is mine - Dustin)

No, Sully - they weren't killed by lack of response. They were killed by animals, people whose humanity is so weakly nailed to their spines that some wind and water blew it right off. There's an issue that isn't coming out in all this - committing crimes in times of national crises is even more heinous than in normal times, not less. Foraging for food and water is one thing, but rape and pillage?


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