view of any given situation from a totally opposite perspective'
is what 'global affairs' around the world have become.
same is true of the Disaster in Louisiana.
the world, governments
have recently been issuing an unsettling call for
their citizens to become more self-reliant. Just this week, the
governments of both Germany
warned that people should be prepared for “be prepared for the
worst case possible scenario.”
here in the United States, just the opposite is happening. Our
government seems to have an unquenchable thirst for cracking down on
those who take responsibility for themselves. There is an abundance
of evidence of this in Louisiana.
southern state has been hit with the worst flooding in over 500
it's fascinating that neither the president, who was busy playing
golf, nor the Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton could bother to
visit the scene of the disaster.
the final numbers won’t be known for some time, Gov. John Bel
Edwards’ office has estimated 60,646 houses were damaged and 30,000
people rescued; other people escaped on their own. FEMA
says 109,398 people or households have applied for housing help, and
Flood Insurance Program
claims have been filed. The American Red Cross called it the worst
natural disaster since Hurricane
struck New Jersey in 2012.
massive disaster was all but ignored
by the mainstream media, since it didn’t fit the current agenda of
divisiveness and racial tension. So what did the folks in Louisiana
rolled up their sleeves and took care of business.
the Cajun Navy, a loosely organized group of local fishers, boaters,
hunters, and guides, took it upon themselves to begin rescuing people
trapped by the sudden flood. Initially, the local sheriff’s
department was reluctant to accept the assistance, but as they became
quickly overwhelmed, they
realized that they were disregarding a valuable asset.
authorities in Livingston Parish didn’t want private citizens
headed into the water, worried amateur rescuers might end up in
trouble themselves, said Layton Ricks, the parish president. But as
the calls from stranded residents continued to mount — at one
point, Livingston officials said they were about 150 calls behind —
parish officials relented.
it was like, do you have vests? Do you have insurance? Are you truly
capable of doing this?” Ricks said. “And as it turned out, we
couldn’t have done it without those guys. They were a tremendous
asset for our people.”
who were not affected by the flood began cooking and donating food.
Others helped flood victims to begin gutting their homes so they
could start to rebuild. This community in the bayou pulled together
to show the world that a real emergency response begins at home,
undertaken by the very people who were affected. They didn’t wait
around bemoaning the lack of FEMA, Red Cross, and government aid.
They got to work.”
- If this had happened to me or to most of the real people still
alive today we would have reacted in a much different way. If the
government lackey's had come around demanding permits
for life saving or food distribution, I would have picked up whatever
was handy and proceeded to beat the government agent until he or she
stopped speaking especially given what we now know about what
happened during Andrew & Katrina before the current crisis.
is this parallax view of any life-threatening situation that is at
the core of how Americans naturally used to respond. In the 1989
earthquake in San Francisco, everyone came together almost
immediately to address any and all the problems that were facing the
city and the residents: No government thugs came to tell us that we
had to have licenses to do any of the things that were going on.
cops did come by to close all the open bars, fearing as they always
do that people might become unruly as it turned out that was
totally unnecessary. By the third day the homeless and the outlaws
were working up to the better neighborhoods when the lights were
restored but we were ready for them, if they crossed California
they would not have had any more problems to bother about ever
opened up their own shelters in local businesses that were not
affected. They distributed immediate relief to those who were
displaced. They performed their own rescues, organized the response,
and used social media to coordinate their efforts.
made just about everyone in America who heard about their efforts
feel a wave of pride. In fact, they
were so effective at their own free-market local disaster relief that
they rendered the government’s assistance all but unnecessary
that is when the government said, “Oh, no. We can’t have that.”
course, the government doesn’t want citizens to realize that they
are perfectly capable of rescuing themselves. If people realize that
they can perform independently and that it is much better than
performing within the strictures of government regulations, they will
be a heck of a lot harder to control. So, they stepped in and uttered
the scariest words ever.
from the government and we’re here to help.”
a horde of modern-day carpetbaggers, they began “helping” by
forcing people who were struggling to rebuild to purchase permits.
That’s right. They
people to ask for permission for the right to repair their own
the daunting expense of rebuilding in itself, those State permission
slips may make reconstruction cost-prohibitive for some, while others
— given the strict regulations pertaining to the floodplain and
more — may not be allowed to rebuild on their own property at all.”
The irony of ironies is that the feds fail to remember that the
property they wanted to work on was their own and did not belong
to the feds or the states and the same was true of the food or
clothing, because none of that belonged to the feds the feds were
basically acting as carpetbaggers
trying to sell the right to have, to fix or to feed themselves based
on how much they were being illegally and additionally charged for,
in whatever the disaster had created in the first place.
that is why those people should have picked up whatever and beat the
hell out of these so-called agents who needed to have that
message driven home.
haven’t suspended any or our requirements for permitting,”Justin
Dupuy, building official for Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge, told
in an interview. “Before
they start making any repairs, they just need to call in and check
with us to see what they need.”
These people who are about to undertake a repair have no idea what
they need unless they ask the government?
in a small act of grace pointed
fees for reconstruction permits have been waived by local officials —
though the permits, themselves, are still mandatory, as permission to
repair some of the 20,000 flood-ravaged buildings in East Baton Rouge
might not be given at all.
Remember what happened to the homeowners in Hurricane Sandy? The
one where the government priced the homeowners out of the ruins of
their own homes using government permissions to do that?
that isn’t the worst of it.
also decided to charge fees to the Cajun Navy before they were
“allowed” to continue rescuing people. I couldn’t make this up.
No good deed goes unpunished. The Cajun Navy is a group of volunteers
that operates at its own expense to rescue people trapped in flooded
areas in Louisiana. They use their own boats. They risk their lives.
And now that people have noticed that they are far more effective
than government rescue efforts, there are plans to require them to
pay a fee before they are allowed to do any good. “Don’t worry.
It’s just a small fee,” legislators explain. “Maybe only fifty
dollars. That would be worth it to put authority behind the Cajun
Navy, wouldn’t it?”
And just exactly what would that fifty dollars go toward? The
fact that it wasn't needed to continue the rescues, makes it clear
is the Carpetbagger's using EXTORTION,
the disaster as their excuse
the Cajun Navy members said, “No thanks” to the government who
wanted to train them to do what the government wasn’t even able or
willing to do, they were treated like criminals.
right. The government deployed the police to prevent these good
Samaritans that we all wish now were our own neighbors from
continuing with their efforts.
State Senator Jonathan Perry is the engineer of the licensing
requirements. “Perry said that if members of the Cajun Navy
continue on without his legislation, they will be stopped by law
enforcement officials from rescuing residents past police barricades…
current state law, citizens who cross police perimeters are breaking
the law and could face punishment.” (Source)”
- So it all comes down to this the government is only on the
scene to scam the already threatened public with more fines and
possibly prison for trying to save themselves since the public
was already in such a serious condition, most probably they didn't
take the time to think this through but now the time is here to
round up all those agencies from FEMA to State Senator Perry and the
state guard and the local police and fine them all: For threatening
the public in the middle of a national disaster, when the only thing
they were supposedly there to do was to save lives and or to provide
the services they were trying to extort the public for.
- And that money should come directly from every agent, personally,
as well as the agency that illegally followed criminally contrived
orders in every commission of these illegally enforced extortion's!
can be assured he’s doing this for the Cajun Navy guys’ own good.
is trying to “empower” them.
That must also be what the Red Cross is doing when they make it more
difficult for good-hearted locals to help.
Beth Yancey Houghton, a local woman who volunteered made the
following post on Facebook.
as we are headed back home from the River Center in Baton Rouge
volunteering our nursing services Dawn and I have come to the
conclusion that neither of us WILL EVER volunteer or donate to the
RED CROSS. The Red Cross basically takes over the shelters and starts
refusing clothes, donations and various volunteer services UNLESS
they are previously contracted.
what does that mean….well, 60 boxes of doughnuts were discarded
this morning because the delivery vendor was not “in contract”,
hot meals were refused because the entity providing wasn’t
“contracted”, and medical supplies including medications were
trashed for the same reason. Clothes that were “donated” needed
to be left on the street unless they were “furnished” by Red
Cross. As of tomorrow, the shelter we were at will be completely over
taken by the Red Cross other than the medical area because they
couldn't have the actual room since LSU has a contract with state to
provide medical care.
sad when the military police were helping to “protect” the
medical areas from the red cross when there are so many other issues
at hand. Anyway, next time you to want to donate or volunteer your
services, do your homework.”
Red Cross vehemently denies Houghton’s claim. Except…this:
Malone, a spokeswoman for the American Red Cross, said there’s
misinformation being spread around, and people are confusing the Red
Cross with their partner organizations. She also said there are
liabilities to feeding people food that doesn’t come from certified
vendors, which is why some offers to cook hot meals have been turned
she categorically rejected allegations that the Red Cross has thrown
away donations.“If you came today and said you have 5,000 meals to
offer, well, we already had food delivered today, let’s find a way
to arrange for you to help someone else or come back another day,”
Malone said. “It has to be about coordination. We are held
accountable to state regulations. This food has to come from a
Indeed what the hell does Federal
Emergency Management Agency stand for? That outlaw misnamed
bunch of thugs have done absolutely nothing to help Americans
whenever they've been called to any Disaster from Andrew through
Katrina and their record of crimes continues into this disaster
today. Reagan created this nightmare when he combined all the
low-life-shit into a single agency to serve in his “Armageddon
Project” - it was pure garbage then and it's only gotten worse
since that time.
more from Daisy Luther at the link:
Officials Demand That Self-Reliant Locals Stop Surviving the
Flood Without Permission