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New Yorker writer finds the Cajun Navy troubling

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New Yorker writer finds the Cajun Navy troubling

 

 

 

http://www.americanthinker.com

By Thomas Lifson

September 5, 2017

 

 

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As most of the nation celebrates the volunteerism so evident in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, a sense of disquiet seems to be afoot among fans of Big Government. People who spontaneously organize impressive responses might make the public feel as though government doesn’t have all the answers, and that self-reliance beats waiting for the government to solve their problems. Why, that's troubling.

 

Something like this mental process must have prompted New Yorker editor David Remnick to greenlight this article, titled, “Why does American need the Cajun Navy?” Benjamin Wallace-Wells (you already guessed the author would have a hyphenated last name, didn’t you?) writes:

 

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…the stories of the storm are consolidating, much as they did following the floods last year in Baton Rouge, around the failures of the government’s preparations and response to the disaster, and the successes of private individuals’ rescue efforts.

 

It’s just not fair for government to be the butt of criticism. Especially because:

 

Behind everything, escalating the stakes, is the willful ignorance of climate change that many local and national political leaders still cling to. In contrast to this, the actions of the Cajun Navy and other groups are celebrated. The heroism of the boaters is so vivid and so moving that it obscures the most important question about them: Why are they so needed in the first place?

 

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zurg

What a douchebag.

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MontyPython

"...the willful ignorance of climate change..."

 

Yes, "willful ignorance" is the perfect description for those who still buy into the "sky is falling" nonsense pushed by the purveyors of global warming...er...global cooling...er...climate change...er...whatever they're calling it this week...

 

:rolleyes:

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USNRETWIFE

A better question is "Why does America need the New Yorker?" God bless the Cajun Navy, and all other volunteers! salute.gif

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zurg

A better question is "Why does America need the New Yorker?" God bless the Cajun Navy, and all other volunteers! salute.gif

Zing! :thumbsup:

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Howsithangin

I wish I could say that I'm the least bit surprised. The New Yorker surpasses even the NYT in pointy-headed silliness. Truly not worth the paper it is written on. :coffeenpc:

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Wag-a-Muffin (D)

How many people has the New Yorker rescued?

 

Yeah.

 

Get back to me when you've amassed a decent number of people saved and maybe I'll care, ya snooty magazine.

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ilja

A better question is "Why does America need the New Yorker?" God bless the Cajun Navy, and all other volunteers! salute.gif

:exactly:

 

How many people has the New Yorker rescued?

 

Yeah.

 

Get back to me when you've amassed a decent number of people saved and maybe I'll care, ya snooty magazine.

:yeahthat:

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LongKnife

That was just stupid.

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Rock N' Roll Right Winger

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCLvU9IlmuA

 

How about the way that this roid raged punk assed cop treats one of the rescuers using his swamp buggy to rescue people from their rooftops? :redhot:

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AnnieGotHerGun

How many people has the New Yorker rescued?

 

Yeah.

 

Get back to me when you've amassed a decent number of people saved and maybe I'll care, ya snooty magazine.

:clap:

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