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sudkampf

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« on: October 20, 2005, 09:46:58 PM »
Here is an article I thought everyone should see:
Remember New Orleans

Offline Southern Forester

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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2005, 07:03:52 AM »
I got a better one, remember Mississippi who suffered more intensive damage than New Orleans.  We managed not to kill each other, our cops didn't abandon us, and we worked with our neighbors as best as we could.  We didn't devolve into anarchy, we cleaned out our freezers and big cook-outs.  We lived without power, and chocked it up to the way things were.  I live in the Katrina disaster zone, and while I did indeed go about with my Witness .45 over my CZ-75, which I still can't figure out why, I never felt cause to draw it.

We might not have had the flooding, which was caused, by the way, from a barge hitting the levee which was not built up like it was supposed to because money was siphoned off for other pet projects in the city, but I invite anyone to visit the cities of Bay St. Louis, Waveland, Gulfport, Biloxi, Pass Chrisianne, Ocean Springs, Piccayune, Lumberton, Hattiesburg, Wiggins, Lucedale, Pascagoula, Moss Point, Orange Grove, Kiln, and see what people did there.

Of course, we did keep and bear our arms, but for the most part, we didn't need to use them.  Perhaps that is the telling difference between New Orleans and the rest of us (of course Mississippi doesn't really count, I realize).  Our leaders did not fear us and so did not try to disarm us.

Davis

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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2005, 07:43:07 AM »
I did not post this as any kind of statement about New Orleans or the people or the damage as much as a statement about how quickly someone in power can take away your rights when it suits their purposes.

We need to stay on guard and demand these rights be afirmed.

sudkampf

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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2005, 09:51:13 AM »
I apologize for posting in the wrong forum.

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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2005, 08:50:41 AM »
Is OK - we should never forget what happened when so called elected officials tried to make a total dictatorship grab for power, no matter how tempararily, and how those people should be held totally accountable for those illegal actions. They won't, as LA is corrupt top to bottom, but they should....

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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2005, 05:57:44 AM »
Wayne's speech was on target, the scariest thing one might ever hear is; "I'm from the government and here to help."

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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2005, 01:52:52 PM »
I think this says it all. I will make sure of anyone asks me these questions I will say Remember New Orleans.I think it was wrong for the Police Chief to order a SWAT team to take away law abideing peoples firearms. What is wrong with people these days?






"And we've got a good slogan that you're going to hear from one end of the country to the other. And that slogan is: Remember New Orleans ...

"The next time anyone says to you: 'Are you just afraid or paranoid?' Look them straight in the eye and say: Remember New Orleans.

"If they ask you, 'Why does anyone need to own a gun?' Remember New Orleans.

"If they say to you, "Why does anyone need a high-capacity magazine?" Look them straight in the eye and say: Remember New Orleans.

"What's wrong with a 15-day waiting period? Remember New Orleans.

"What makes you think the government would ever confiscate your gun? Remember New Orleans.

"Is the second amendment relevant in the 21st Century? Remember New Orleans.

"That's our battle cry and let's never, ever let them forget it."

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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2005, 04:00:38 AM »
Southern Forester,

I am glad you posted.

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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2005, 08:20:10 AM »
Very good - copied, pasted, link added, forwarded to all on my list who care, inlcluding work.

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« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2005, 03:34:44 AM »
Southern Forester,

The devastation in Mississippi has been under reported. As a community you are coming together to make a bad situation better, for that you are to be commended.

It boils down to a different mindset amongst the populace. People in your region would help each other on a daily basis , that's what neighbors do. While there are good people in New Orleans, there is a large group who have no concept of southern hospitality or even an American sense of fair play. Pre Katrina there was a pervasive mindset of preying on the weak in New Orleans. I am not making this a racist comment, this mindset exists across racial lines.

Post Katrina, law enforcement was overwhelmed, the predatory mindset lost the only roadblock keeping it restrained, fear. Those with that mindset saw themselves as the top of the foodchain, and began preying on the good people on New Orleans as never before.

I spent 6 years on ambulances working in New Orleans and witnessed firsthand this predatory mindset. I also witnessed the fact that the only way NOPD was able to maintain some semblence of order was to reinforce itself as the "alpha male" to those who would prey upon the weak.

I'm not saying it right, but it is the only way to keep the preditors from frenzy.

I whole-hartedly disagree with suspension of the Second Amendment, under any context.  I believe, especially in this case, disarming citizens only subjegates then to the role of sheep for predators present in most of the world. (New Orleans just has more than its share of predators)

There are a lot of good people a a lot of good cops in New Orleans, the predators just took advatage of the situation, and government's knee-jerk reaction made it worse.

I commend the people who, in the face of adversity, acted like Americans, helping their neighbors even though there own situation wasn't much better.

Steve