Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Looters in New Orleans

I was reading this article about the looters who are stealing clothes, jewelry and food from stores all over downtown New Orleans. In this article there was the following quote regarding the looting:

"To be honest with you, people who are oppressed all their lives, man, it's an opportunity to get back at society."

What?? How did society ever oppress someone such that it makes it right to steal other people's belongings? So this man may have had a tough life, but to blame it on society...give me a break. These people think it is everyone else's fault for their plight in life. I honestly can't believe somebody said this. Here, there are tens if not hundreds of people dying, billions of dollars in damages, and this guy thinks it is an opportunity to "get back" and the institution, by stealing other people's possessions. Simply unbelievable.

- Here is the blog to read about Hurricane Katrina.


Anonymous said...

I agree that it isn't right for these people to take advantage of the situation resulting from the storm. However, the government's oppression for the working class people isn't right either. Granted, two wrongs don't make a right and most honest people would agree. But after a being oppressed for such a long period of time without any hope of overcoming the circumstances, some people's moral view changes. When the government treats people so immorally and unjustly, how can the public be expected to respond morally?