Omid Memarian

Thursday, September 15, 2005

American Tragedy, American Apartheid

Many of Papers and magazines around the world are criticizing the American policies and performance at the Katrina Hurricane during the last two weeks ago. President Bush tries to keep the solidarity of the people like the 11 sepetember disaster. But no one can go back and ingnore the weakness of the American administration to react against the last natural disaster. That was a human tragedy indeed. Like the other disasters happened in bam two years ago( earthquake in the central area of iran which 26000 poeple died), most of the hurt appeared after the event that usually require a quick reaction and flexibility to join the facilities and equipments of all institutions to join for the saving process, But as the Busah administration is always look at from the far distance they can not distinguish what is happening at the first step ahead.

And like the similiar situations, the deprived poeple pay the expenses of the carelessness and inefficiency of the government which really doesn't care about them. Just try to show a deep condolence. The picture that is sent to the world of the US is a black picture that is always mixed with a "Tragedy" in its roots. "American Tragedy" at the katrina Hurricane mixed with the "American Apartheid". Black and poor poeple lifes is not valuable enough to deal with... the tendency of Bush to be a messenger for the world fails at the first step just inside the US. Isnt is a real tragedy?


At 12:14 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really don't think you have any idea what you are talking about. In the USA we have something called Federalism, this is a concept that you may not be familiar with. We have three levels of government- local,state and federal. The people in charge of the local and state level were incompentent, which is rather ironic considering that the very political party that opposes President Bush were the people who were in charge of the disaster at the local and state level. I admit that it's true the media coverage has made our country look bad, but I would like to point out that the media coverage of this whole disaster has politisized. Two summers ago 40,000 people died in a European heat wave 15,000 in France alone. Where was the massive media coverage of that?

At 1:48 PM , Blogger Omid Memarian said...

I can imagine that a part of the story that is going on about criticizing the amercians is basiclly political. And the fact that you mentioned about the Europe is exactly correct. The functiong of the federalism is another point that i think is important. But as the European tragedy must be criticize or any other similiar situation, The US must be ready to change some part to handle such a big disaster in the future. As many of Iranian journaslist and activists criticized the iranian Government for the weak saving process during the Bam earthquake and also many of the European or American Journaslist did the same. Any way thanks for your informative comment

At 9:40 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have no idea how it works in the states and stop bashing the US while in your very own country people died in masses in BAM. What did your mullahs do for its own people? Nothing... just stole the aids the US and Europe sent and refusing help from western countries to save its people.
What a lame comparison. very lame!

At 10:29 PM , Blogger Omid Memarian said...

it was realy didnt compare anything. But you did. I might agree with you. But this is not a competion to say as they are failed so dont talk about this topic.However I dont want to answer in the same way you did. it is just sth by itself. We have citicized of local case as more as it could. Why to make ir better in the future. And becasue of the global concern, everybody is sensitive about the destiny of the other parts of the world. Good Luck Anonymous

At 8:51 PM , Blogger kalisekj said...

Cool Blog, I never really thought about it that way.

I have a Hurricane Katrina blog. It pretty much covers hurricane related stuff.

Thank you - and keep up the thoughts!

At 2:18 PM , Anonymous Footie Fan said...

Hey that is really interesting. Where do you get all you ideas from? I have just set up a website all about 2006 World Cup News maybe you could take a look.


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