And You Thought FEMA was All About Helping People

Admit it– somewhere in the recesses of your mind, you thought there were only the best of intentions behind the creation of FEMA.

Little Grasshopper; I’ve been trying to get this across for some time now.  I know it’s extremely difficult, but you have to try harder to grasp this pebble from my hand.  People with good intentions want YOU TO BE STRONG ALL ON YOUR OWN.  In the harder times, when you fall down and get seriously hurt, they want YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY TO BE STRONG ALL ON ITS OWN.  In the hardest of times they want YOUR REGION TO BE STRONG ALL ON ITS OWN.  If the end of the world seems to be upon you, they want EVERY INDIVIDUAL TO BE AS INDEPENDANTLY STRONG AS POSSIBLE.  Only then can Mankind face the biggest challenges and come out strong.

Creating a system that operated through coercion, funded coercively, which by its nature weakens charities and weaken individuals in favor of centralized power, is not the result of good intentions.  It is the result of hatred.  I know it’s extremely difficult, Little Grasshopper.  I know there are all those assertions of warmth and light and compassion, but those are deep, deep lies, all the more the egregious because of their mockery of love and compassion.

What evidence will it take to convince you?


9 thoughts on “And You Thought FEMA was All About Helping People

  1. Nah, don’t buy it.

    FEMA was absolutely founded with good intentions. No one involved consciously set out to make people weak. They had nothing but the very best of good intentions.

    On the other hand, we all know what’s paved with those…

  2. I guess we see the results of two different administrations. In 2005, FEMA was handing out cash like an open ATM. Anybody and everybody could get money if they claimed they were a ‘victim’ of Katrina.

    Fast forward 6 years, and now people who really do have a need (though that is a topic for another time) for federal dollars to rebuild are told to F/O.

    FEMA’s intentions ARE good. The training, information, and expertise they bring to a disaster is astounding. Flip from Alabama/Missouri to South Dakota. FEMA is already on scene, helping with Type 1/2 Incident Command teams and prepping for food & water distribution in the event the levees break and the Mighty MO gets all medieval.

    There are other parts of FEMA besides the cash box. The training they provide to local communities in terms of handling a major incident speak volumes. Is there an argument for the constitutionality of this agency? Sure. But the good they have done, standardizing incident command structures across the county, allowing for seemless command and standardization of communication between jurisdictions, speaks volumes.

  3. They told me that if I voted for John McCain that FEMA would remain broken and dadgum, they were right!

  4. You can’t go around building a better world for people. Only people can build a better world for people. Otherwise it’s just a cage.

    – Terry Pratchett

  5. Over in the Appalachians, several counties in Tennessee were declared disaster areas after the same storm came through. Some of the counties had heavy damage, others were light. One county in Virginia had Heavy damage as well, but they were denied any disaster declaration by FEMA. That part of Virginia just unseated a long time Democrat congresscritter.

    Not only has FEMA rendered people unable to care for themselves, but now it seems to be just another tool to use for enriching supporters and crushing dissent.

  6. Thank you, Robb.

    Most of us are under some level of hypnosis most of the time, and I see it in some of these other comments, as they’re embracing the deep lie.

    I like this quote, I think it’s from Dennis Prager;
    “The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.”

    There is a difference between faked compassion (no matter how well and masterfully faked) and the real deal.

  7. When my father died, my family was concerned that my sister’s disability payments would go down, since it was dependent on the fact that my father’s disability payments. It turned out that the payments went up (the bureaucracy isn’t that screwed up, at least, not yet!)…but between that, and my family not having enough life insurance, and other factors, it left a bad taste in my mouth.

    It is my understanding that my family has adjusted to the loss of my father’s income. Nonetheless, I concluded that it’s a HUGE mistake to depend on government! Make sure you have enough insurance of all types. Build a retirement fund. Have a will, and make sure your estate is secure. Plan for emergencies. And DON’T expect government to “do the right thing” to help you!

    Although insurance can sometimes be bureaucratic when it comes to getting payments, they are more dependable than government. If you learn that your insurance company is bad, you could always take your business elsewhere; if you conclude FEMA is bad, though, you’re stuck with the bill, even if you’re paying insurance and preparing for disaster!

  8. I’m always amazed at how unprepared some states are for disasters. I don’t believe FEMA is supposed to do everything. States and communities must do their share and they should be prepared. On the other hand, I used to drive by a building that had a “FEMA Warehouse” sign on the door. I’m aware that FEMA has various warehouses scattered around the country that have stockpiles of emergency goods. I think that is a good thing.

  9. One thing you can’t blame on most states is a lack of preparedness. Contrast LA with MS. Hit harder than LA, you didn’t hear a peep from the folks on the MS gulf coast about not getting their $2K gift card or .gov trailer from FEMA.

    3 yrs ago, a twister went through a small town south of my hometown in WY. Nobody gave two hoots about what FEMA had to say. Same thing with the Dakotas and the blizzards and the flooding. FEMA is here, but they aren’t in the forefront of the response. It’s all state folks and the Corps of Engineers running this show.

    Keep in mind, too, that FEMA is not a new agency. Oh, the name is new, but some of you may remember their old name, Civil Defense. The folks that trained radiological monitors, stocked fallout shelters and trained their mangagers. They’ve been around since the ’50s. The only thing that changed, besides their name, was their mission after the Wall came down in ’89. Since we were no longer under the threat of nuclear annihalation, they switched gears to more of an emergency management role.

    That some bureaucratic hack would play politics with a major natural disaster is both sick and unsurprising. And leave it to the Magic Marxist to tell someone who didn’t vote for his political party that they ain’t getting squat. Had any other president without a D behind their name done this, the media would be screaming bloody frickin’ murder.

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