Monday, September 12, 2005

There Is A Valuable Lesson To Be Learned In All These Disasters

You know folks there is a lesson to be learned in all of these natural disasters. A lesson that I think we should teach every child in this country.

What does all the victims in each one of these natural disasters have in common? They are poor.

The poor suffered in the 1995 heat wave because they didn't have the resources to stay cool. The poor suffered in 1928 because they didn't have the resources to get out of the path of the storm. The same thing happened with hurricane Katrina.

The lesson: No matter how many government programs are set in place to take care of you you are still responsible for yourself. No one can or will take better care of you than you. So you better pay attention in school get an education and learn not to be dependent on government.

1 comment:

***Double_Oh_No*** said...

Whereas I totally agree with the underlying point here, I have to also identify that getting a quality education no longer guarantees a poverty-free life. When I was young, the emphasis on education came with the message that hard work would reap bountiful benefits. But as the population so greatly increases with each graduating class, so too does the competitive nature of the job market in general.

It is virtually impossible to go to college without financial aid from the government. Sadly, though, some of the poorest citizens are not even equipped with a quality "basic" education to get this far.