…and the poor return that assistance with
grace and gratitude envy and hate:
As volunteers with the makeshift relief efforts have applied their own rules on how to dole out relief — telling people where to wait and enforcing limits on how many blankets or food items storm victims receive — some have entered the more fraught area of applying their own values to those they are helping.
As she gave out diapers and cases of infant formula to storm victims, Bethany Yarrow, 41, a folk singer from Williamsburg who has been volunteering with other parents from the private school her children attend, said she was shocked by the many poor mothers in the Arverne section of the Rockaways who did not breast feed. The group, she said, was working on bringing in a lactation consultant.
“So that it’s not just ‘Here are some diapers and then go back to your misery,’ ” she said.
That sort of response has rankled Nicole Rivera, 47, who lives in a project in Arverne, where the ocean sand still swirls up the street with every passing vehicle. “It’s sad, sometimes it’s a little degrading,” she said as she stood in line in a parking lot waiting for free toiletries.
Ms. Rivera said that she was thankful for the help, but that its face — mostly white, middle- and upper-class people — made her bitter.
“The only time you recognize us is when there’s some disaster,” she said. “Since this happened, it’s: ‘Let’s help the black people. Let’s run to their rescue.’ ”
“Why wait for tragedy?” she added. “People suffer every day with this.”
A woman standing in front of her in line interjected. “To be honest, I pray to God I never see these people again,” the woman said. “The only reason these people would be out here again for us is if something like this happens again, or worse.”
So, unless you honkies roll up in the hood and dish out feebies on a routine basis, don’t bother helping after a disaster.
You really have to go read the entire thing to get how depraved it really is.
Clay Waters at NewsBusters points out this unbelievable article in the New York Times. I hope the author was trolling for quotes because if this is accurate, “progressivism” has created a social divide so wide as to be an unbridgeable abyss. To accept a selfless gift and hate the giver because they have the power to give is the most degrading of behaviors…but this is where class warfare, class envy and Marxism gets you.
Far from creating an highly evolved civilization, it is Marxism, not capitalism, that is what turns humans into animals fighting for scraps of carrion.