Sunday, September 04, 2005

George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People

I knew the t-shirt makers were fast, but dang, this is fast! You know I'm getting one.


Ja'AmLo said...

They need to get the first 2 minutes of jargon he spewed out on the back of the shirt.

Anonymous said...

My hubby read a comparison somewhere on line about how quickly Bush interrupted his vacation to come back to sign that bill for Terry Sciavo to how quickly he came back from vacation to attend to the catastrophe created by Hurricane Katrina. I'm sure you know which one he reacted to more quickly.

It is so sad and distressing.


Pam Hogeweide said...

love Bush or hate Bush, i think this t-shirt will only fuel racism, rather than contribute to the healing and reconcilation we need in our nation.
The very hatred people are accusing Bush of is demonstrated with slogans like this. Where is the love people?

That is my 2 cents worth.

LeLo said...

Ja'AmLo-That's a great idea, but I don't think in writing it does the "standing up in front of class" nervousness that the live on-air speaking gave it.

L-What an interesting comparison: hhhmmmm. Let's see, That was one person, versus 20,000?

Pam-Thanks for dropping in and sharing your 2 cents. You make a good point about demonstrating something you may be accusing someone else of, but I can't buy it this time. We can't ignore the huge undercurrent of racism and classism that runs right under the surface of just about everything anymore: the statement on this shirt was said on live tv by Kanye West when he was supposed to be reading a teleprompter. I commend him for saying what he was feeling at the time, even if much of what he said was incomprehensible. What he DID do was to stop reading what he was fed and responded in a real way, his own way, to the catastrophe that was occuring. What if more people stopped the script and addressed what they felt were the real issues? What if Bush stopped gladhanding and posing and reading from his speaking points? Maybe then we could actually have real dialogue and face the real problems facing so many of us. Does Bush not care about black people? I don't know. But the faces of the poor people left behind to fend for their own in New Orleans sure looked black to me.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you on all counts, lelo.

and I'll go broke reading your least I'll own cool stuff ;-)

Kathryn said...

Lelo, I need one of those shirts too; that dumb-ass president of ours never ceases to amaze me. I didn't watch ANY news on my trip and today has been KPOJ and NPR all day as well as a little CNN in the house. I'm completely flabergasted.

Anonymous said...

Lelo - I couldn't agree with you more. I am so furious, no, I'M FUCKING PISSED at our govt, that prick bush, and the fricking subconsicous racism that goes on in this country. I am ashamed and embarrased at the interviews I watched on the news yesterday of the residents living near Buchman school here in Portland who apparently are only worried about their safety and the evacuees taking advantage of the welfare system. FUCK. Let's help some people get their lives together. Let's fucking recognize that it's NOT OK to freak out because 1,000 BLACK PEOPLE are moving into your neighborhood. I'm so angry I know I'm not making sense here. But I'm sure that if the majority of people devastated by Katrina were WHITE, things would be terribly, shamefully different.

brett said...

nice shirt lelo. maybe we'll get a similar tinymeat wallet - hey tinymeat, you readin' this?

my thoughts? well, check out i layed out my thoughts there.

the issue isn't bush alone. it's the power structure and the media as a whole. how many black reporters (and the south african guy on CNN doesn't count) were out covering this? nope, it was whitey. also, all last week, while thousands were dying and being raped and killed and flooded, did your episode of big brother get interrupted? no, because the powers that be decided this wasn't as big an issue as war or 9/11 or princess diana's death.

it's not just bush (eventhough he's been trained by the best -

it's every fucker who voted for him and eat up the spoonfed crap daily.

Ja'AmLo said...

And now its just an orgy of backpatting congress for their wonderful appropriations of funds. The Bush does what the Rove tells it to.

Anonymous said...

It's interesting how so many people have come down so hard on Bush regarding the aftermath of the hurricane, but I have yet to see anyone offer any constructive criticism on how, exactly, he could have handled the situation any better than he did. Look at the facts, the way the whole situation went down, from the mayor on up, and it gets real clear real fast that Bush did everything he could legally do, as quickly as was realistically possible, to help. You want to point fingers, start pointing them at the decades-old welfare system that encouraged 25% of NO's residents (most of whom, yes, were black) to remain poor, lose hope, and expect someone else to take care of them.

Anonymous said...

i cant believe some ignorant fool said "expect someone else to take care of them." what kind of shit is that? the people are poor down here. who do you think creates welfare systems? not black folk, not the poor. im not from new orleans, but im down here right now and i was living here before katrina. the poor did not expect anyone to take care of them no more than you expect your house key to open your front door. there are things governments are supposed to do. that is why they were created. today, the government only takes care of their own. and today as we celebrate black history month in feb. 2006, the government still doesnt care about black people and neither does "president" george bush. i will point fingers, at the government, at george bush and "people" like you.