Friday, September 09, 2005

Definition of Scapegoat


Per Dictionary.com, a scapegoat is:
scape·goat
n.

1. One that is made to bear the blame of others.
2. Bible. A live goat over whose head Aaron confessed all the sins of the children of Israel on the Day of Atonement. The goat, symbolically bearing their sins, was then sent into the wilderness.
No, Mr. Brown. You are NOT being asked to bear the blame of others. ONLY YOURSELF and your lack of action.

Trust me, the accountability is only beginning.

I was speaking to my co-worker about a similar event that happened in the Philippines. I said, "With 30 years of governmental upheaval in the Phillipines, there is NO expectation of infrastructure within the government to handle such a problem." He agreed and said that Japan and Korea helped the most, bringing in cranes and bulldozers to dig bodies out of the mud. I asked if they had pumps to drain the flooding and he said, no, they had to wait for 10 days for the water to recede before digging out bodies.

So, America the Great. America the Powerful. Do we have the pumps and cranes and bulldozers and manpower? I believe the answer to that is yes. Did we have the heart and soul for such a daunting task? Again, I believe the answer to that is yes. We are hearing many many stories of people jumping into their cars to help out, specialists even.

Were they allowed to help? Umm, I think the answer to that is fairly obvious isn't it?

So, why weren't they allowed to help out? Why weren't other countries allowed to pitch in? So far, all roads lead to Rome, or rather, the presidency. We, the American public has to hold Bush accountable for all the budget cuts, all the lack of preparation, all the TALK AND NO ACTION, all the cronyism that led to this PREVENTABLE deaths.

Unless of course, you're a bigot and you're personally profiting from this mess. Then these deaths/flooding were a welcome way to get rid of low-income housing, like this representative of our government says.

Welcome to America where if you're white and rich, you can get away with such odious statements, but if you're a rapper and say what you believe is the truth, you get censored.

Filed under Politics & B.S.

[addendum] HOW THE HELL CAN IT BE CONSIDERED AS SCAPEGOATING WHEN THIS GUY BROWN GETS TO GO BACK TO WASHINGTON TO HIS AIR-CONDITIONED OFFICE AND DO NOTHING! He's not getting replaced. He's just been pulled off this ONE job so he doesn't continue to curb the effort to save people bring water and food to people dig out the dead rejuvenize the falling polls of the presidency. Some scapegoat. Hey BUSH! I'LL TAKE THE BLAME FOR YOU IF I GET A $100,000 A YEAR JOB AND GET TO DO NOTHING. NO PROBLEM. IN FACT, TONS OF PEOPLE IN THE ASTRODOME WOULD LOVE TO GET THIS JOB. CHOOSE THEM.

DISGUSTING!

 
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