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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 22, 2014, 12:23 PM

34. Here's a good example of how their minds (if one may use the term) operate. Shortly after

 

Katrina has swept through New Orleans, leaving mass devastation and suffering in its wake for those unfortunate enough not to have been able to evacuate, I had a boss sidle up to me and go, "Why didn't they get on buses when the Mayor told them to leave?" She was of course referring to the batallion of empty yellow schoolbuses whose image the media continued to show. No matter that the drivers of those buses had already left New Orleans in private motor vehicles ahead of the storm, no matter that there was no attempt to organize mass evacuations for those without the means to privately evacuate. No, in this boss' mind, the visual of that group of school buses and the Mayor's order to evacuate meant that those who stayed behind somehow deserved their fate because they were too stupid to heed the warnings. That's how 'right wing intellectuals' operate these days.

I walked out on that job a couple days later in mid-shift for entirely unrelated reasons. But really the reasons were related, as this boss and the owner were in tight cahoots and shared the same ideology.

Thanks for calling out the oxymoronic quality of most contemporary conservative intellectual noise. Real conservative intellectuals like Edmund Burke and Thomas Hobbes would have absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with this gang of charlatans and demagogues.

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