01. September 2005 · Comments Off on To Whom, Or What, To Place The Blame? · Categories: General

Many voices of reason have said that this is not the time to point the finger of blame, but rather to concentrate on first aid for the wounds our society has suffered. I must agree that we must not become obsessed with finger-pointing. But, once the hemorrhaging is controlled, we must look beyond to seek further remedy.

I suggest that much of the civil break-down we see, in the wake of Katrina, is due to the infantilization of society, via the twin evils of the Welfare State, and the War on Drugs.

As usual, I’m refraining from making a big dissertation here, knowing I will largely be just preaching to the choir. What I hope to do is illicit a conversation. And there is much here to converse about: Even before Katrina, New Orleans has been legendary for crime and police corruption. Now, the hens have come home to roost.

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