Tuesday, January 30, 2007

I Care

Los Angeles Times writer Scott Gold speaking at Hamilton College:

Five days after the storm, the military came into the city to “take it back.” Gold was able to travel with soldiers heading from the Superdome to the city’s convention center. When two black men were slow to move out of the truck’s path, Gold heard a white soldier remark, “Just shoot ‘em, who cares?” This comment was not printed in the Times, but Gold said that perhaps it should have. It embodied not only the distrust that some soldiers had developed for the people they were there to rescue, but as the overall question arising from the disaster - who cares about this city and its people?

2 comments:

GentillyGirl said...

It's a damning indictment of much of our country has become. (blame Reagan and Bush 1 & 2 for that poop.)

These soldiers aren't the kind of people I served with in the past. They are garbage, and they merit a shot right between the eyes. (I'll do it.)

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