Circulated E-Mail . . . Interesting Take
E-mails circulate regularly nowadays. Some are better than others. Some are awfully poor. Some are really really good. Some provoke a little thought. Here's most of one that triggers the latter.
Up here, in the Northern Plains, we just recovered from a Historic
- may I even say a "Weather Event" of "Biblical Proportions" ---
with a historic blizzard of up to 44" inches of snow and winds to 90 MPH
that broke trees in half, knocked down utility poles, stranded hundreds
motorists in lethal snow banks, closed ALL roads, isolated scores of
communities and cut power to 10's of thousands.
FYI:George Bush did not come.FEMA did nothing.No one howled for the
government.No one blamed the government.No one even uttered an expletive on
TV.Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton did not visit.Our Mayor did not blame Bush or
anyone else.Our Governor did not blame Bush or anyone else, either.CNN,
ABC, CBS, FOX or NBC did not visit - or report on this category 5
demanded $2,000 debit cards.No one asked for a FEMA Trailer House.No one
looted.Nobody - I mean Nobody demanded the government do
Nobody expected the government to do anything either.No Larry King, No
Bill O'Rielly, No Oprah,
No Chris Mathews and No Geraldo Rivera.No
Shaun Penn, No Barbara Striesand,
No Hollywood types to be found.Nope,
we just melted the snow for water.Sent out caravans of SUV's to pluck people
out of snow engulfed cars.The truck drivers pulled people out of
snow banks and didn't ask for a penny.Local restaurants made food and the
police and fire departments delivered it to the snowbound families.
Families took in the stranded people -- total strangers.We fired up wood
stoves, broke out coal oil lanterns or Coleman lanterns.We put on
extra layers of clothes because up here it is "Work or Die."We did not
wait for some affirmative action government to get us out of a mess
created by being immobilized by a welfare program that trades votes for
'sittin at home' checks. Even though a Category "5" blizzard of this scale
fallen this early, we know it can happen and how to deal with it
ourselves."In my many travels, I have noticed that once one gets north of
about 48 degrees North Latitude, 90% of the world's social problems
evaporate."It does seem that way, at least to me.
Hmmmm. Provoke any thoughts?