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02 September 2005 @ 02:11 am
ccxlviii (the twilight soapbox)  
You know, I'm not a tie-dyeing, tree-hugging, granola-snorting being. But I AM a liberal. And if you cannot deal with that, I'd welcome you to stay the hell out of my journal.

I don't have a problem with dissenting opinion(s). As a matter of fact, I welcome them. But when they happen to be so one-sided that you can't see past your shitty MySpace-whoring webcam, that's when I draw the line.

That's right. I'm calling you out, bloodlent. Even if you are 15.

So go ahead and make your rebuttal post any way you see fit, because I'm done. Continue living under that rock and stay a kid forever. It may be the only valid defense you've got. Otherwise you'll grow up and find out your chutzpah is bigger than your cock.

Forget what I just said. Age is no excuse for ignorance. EVER. And I will not tolerate it.


Goddamn unfeeling sons-of-bitches who just sit there scratching their balls while people need assistance. It must have pained you to come down from your holiday for a moment. SORRY.

I suppose I'm upset.

Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco warned rioters and looters in New Orleans on Thursday that National Guard troops are under her orders to "shoot and kill" to end the rampant violence in the city in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.


Anarchy has spread through the city, where thousands of people are stranded with no food or water, in increasing desperation and fear.


I'm looking at photos and occasional video from assorted news reports and I'm somewhat reminded of the "Feed The Children" campaigns I used to see on the latenight television programmes. Except this isn't happening elsewhere alone. It's happening in our country, where people are fighting for the right just to live, let alone anything else. Third-world situations have hit one of our best cities, and it seems like every man for himself. Apparently, the governor's solution for her citizens wading through water with their families (if they should be so lucky) searching for the simple items some of us nowadays take for granted is to shoot them and kill them on sight. (I am keeping in mind those who are having a field day raping, looting, carjacking etc. But for the most part, it is my belief people would be simply battling for survival out there.)

This is digusting, and I can't sleep.


If you're like me and you give a damn, please consider the following.

interdictor: The livejournal of a man smack-dab in the middle of Louisiana chaos.
call_to_action: A community intending to provide aid through the Hurricane Katrina tragedies.

I want to go down to New Orleans with the Red Cross and volunteer, although understanding most of the situations and risks as best I can. I have the time, and I am done being apathetic. (Considering I can barely swim though, perhaps I'd do more harm than good.) For the moment, I will simply phone in the morning about the nearest place where I can donate blood.
Feelin': infuriatedinfuriated
iTunes: maxim nucci / dis à l’amour
Jamesrabidazell on September 2nd, 2005 09:58 am (UTC)
Yes sending in what is quickly seeming like the world's worst citizen militia and telling them "shoot to kill" their fellow citizenry is somewhat on the insane side. Youfunding was cut by 80% to fund the war in Iraq? It's incredible the way everyone seems to be acting like monsters, as opposed to a community of citizens in trouble.
Jamesrabidazell on September 2nd, 2005 10:00 am (UTC)
That second sentence was meant to have the words 'see where the levee maintenence' in between 'You' and 'funding'. I'm not sure what happened.
Brandy: protectionbrandelyn on September 2nd, 2005 11:11 am (UTC)

I wholeheartedly agree. Pandemonium has struck not only in the hearts of those in the middle of the maelstrom, but with the gas issues as well (as was told to me from a friend in Charlotte). I have a deep fear of the future ahead.
forever bang kinky bangglaineacht on September 2nd, 2005 11:03 am (UTC)
I hope I don't regret making this comment because if anyone on your list wants to even try and start a debate with me, I will have no choice but to ignore. my energy has decreased and I do need to focus it on more productive things that debates online with people I don't know. this comment is just me communicating with you, okay? hopefully your friend's list will get that. not that there should be much for anyone to bitch about considering my words, but when it comes to political subejcts people usually can find something to be angry about.

is this kid a Republican? or just angsty? I admit that I didn't care enough to read all the forgettable words in his journal.

why do we have to view people with tinted lenses considering their political state of mind? I'm Libertarian. hardly anyone knows. I generally dislike the views of Liberals and Republicans, but just because a person is going for one or the other doesn't mean that I will dislike the person depending on their political preference. I mean, I love you, don't I? and over half my friends list probably has some icon that hints at Bush hating. but I really don't give a shit, even though I disagree. I like the person for who they are. not their politics.

I don't know where I am going with this. this kid is pointless. he's angry and searching for something to complain about.

I feel that the situation in New Orleans is beyond politics at this point. or at least it should be.

maybe I just wanted to put out a different perspective. you know me. maybe I just wanted to say something.

maybe I just wanted to say that, all political issues aside, I love you. you know, a moment of softness.
Brandy: litigationbrandelyn on September 2nd, 2005 11:10 am (UTC)

I usually don't go for political blather. I leave it to those who do it better than I ever could, a few people I love included. But this situation down south touched a nerve somehow.

Perhaps I should look into the Libertarian ways of being. I do not know much about them, and I'd rather not stay in the dark. I think I have an anti-Bush icon myself (ay! Look, I found it), but that does not mean I am not trying my best to keep an open mind.

New Orleans isn't about politics. It's about saving human lives however we can. Or at least it should be. ;)
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nouchoo on September 2nd, 2005 02:43 pm (UTC)
Nothing to do with this topic but it's weird to see an american using an M icon!!!
I like M ! Do you know the singer Alain Bashung? It's really a good french singer, his lyrics are just pure poetry . I think I will send you one of his song by "yousendit" if you want.

I don't really like Maxim Nucci he works for the french star Academy and he wrote the album of the first french winner of Pop Idol.

My favourite french band is Noir Desir. Unfortunely the singer is in jail because he kills someone by accident. Here a lot of people now hate them because of that but I try to not judge him. Their lyrics are wonderful too. I can post some of their lyrics here if you want to try to translate them.
Virgo: Surprised Rosetteprincessvirgo on September 2nd, 2005 04:48 pm (UTC)
.... O_o
Brandybrandelyn on September 2nd, 2005 05:55 pm (UTC)

I am a big Mathieu fan. I've only heard a couple of songs from Maxim Nucci but I like them just the same.

Feel free to post the lyrics. I'm always keeping an eye out for new music.

What do you think of the band Kyo? I like them also.
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Brandonbrandx84 on September 2nd, 2005 05:24 pm (UTC)
Well if I understood your post correctly your not totally understanding the shoot to kill. There were prisiners let out so they "wouldn't drown" And personally, my dad is stuck in the middle of New Orleans at the Hyatt connected to the superdome. Anyway for his safty shoot the mother fuckers. I can understand trying to find food and water and even shoes... but any mother fucking breaking a glass window to steal a water logged TV needs to be shot not only for being a fucking moron I mean lord only knows when the power will be back up, and I never once saw a pawn shop in Orleans, and further more it's no difference breaking that window now to steal a broken TV or doing it on a normal day and having the cops come after you. I mean SERISOULY FUCKING SHOOT THEM IN THE HEAD. ALONG WITH BUSH, but thats a whole nother story that if i get into right now, well lets just not. I'll saw it once and I'll continue to say it until that motherfucker gets what he deserves ...Crucifixion upside down. HE IS A HOLY ROLLING HYPOCRITE $$$$$ LOVING WHORE!

The poor people wading around in by now, bacteria infested water. :(*** ... gotta go !
Brandy: exasperationbrandelyn on September 2nd, 2005 05:59 pm (UTC)

No, I'm not misunderstanding. I think I did write "I am keeping in mind those who are having a field day raping, looting, carjacking etc. But for the most part, it is my belief people would be simply battling for survival out there".

In the case that we're still on about those committing crimes just for the hell of it, I would then agree with Bush's "zero-tolerance" policy. (I cannot believe that Clinton is standing by both Bushes not doing a damn thing, but that's kinda off-topic. Fucking nutter. Anyway.) I'm just afraid that the troops might mistake innocent bystanders as some of these creeps.
Dork Central: Don't let Bush do anythingshortyneisius on September 2nd, 2005 06:03 pm (UTC)
Yeah and the worst possible things that these people have been looting are guns. If they are carrying around guns and looting shit that's not food or clothing, kill them. Otherwise they are going to end up murdering all the others in NOLA. There are now swarms of gangs out there with guns, not giving a shit about anyone else. They just need to bring in as many re-informants as possible to get these other people.

I am very sorry to hear about your father, and I am pained to see NOLA going through all of this. I just wish the neighboring states would start picking people up in buses too. I mean Texas can't be the only state to do that. Georgis should be shipping people to the place where they held the Olympics, Mike says there will be tones of room for them there. Your father and everyone else are in my thoughts, because I'm not much of a prayer.

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the_absurdistthe_absurdist on September 3rd, 2005 04:44 am (UTC)
Yeah, I agree with the age and lack of wisdom comment. I've always been younger kid in the group but have always been one of those kids with strong convictions. I can carry on political conversations with my teachers, semantics? Philosophy? No problem. The only difference between teenagers and adults is the number of experiences. But yeah, I'm going to drop bye BloodLent's journal and make a comment our two, I'm 17 so there's not much difference in the age department...oh yeah, this is what was "wax_flavored." Sorry for changing.
Brandy: dedicationbrandelyn on September 3rd, 2005 07:43 am (UTC)

Oh, no worries. I know who you are. And while there is two years between the both of you, it seems to make a world of difference, trust me. :)
NiRE: Tool by menirey on September 3rd, 2005 08:49 pm (UTC)
Continue living under that rock and stay a kid forever.
you are so right. I have talked to that kid. He is only 15 and he thinks he knows everything. He talks about going to college and etc but he didn't even know why a bachelor degree is or how college even works. He talks about Hilter being a hardass and talks about shit he has no idea of. He rants and raves about things he doesn't understand AT ALLL. I had to explain alot of things to him, how the government works, food stamps, etc etc. He is such a idiot sometimes. He is funny though. I laugh at his stupidty constantly. He met a black person once. I don't know if he met any other races. He lives in Maine in the sticks. He is so sheltered it is beyond un healthly. interdictor is a fucking troll. I hate that journal. IT should be banned.
Brandybrandelyn on September 3rd, 2005 08:53 pm (UTC)

I thought he lived in Jersey? But no matter. I'm sure there are a lot of things I don't know about him.

As for
interdictor, eh, I don't know. His posts lately are getting a little lax, but I still want to know what's going down over there, yanno?

btw: welcome back, killer. ;)
(no subject) - nirey on September 3rd, 2005 09:07 pm (UTC) (Expand)