“..For this I was born and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.”
Pilate said to him, “What is truth?”
As I’ve been watching the news closely I’ve noticed a common thread in the behavior of the left. and those who support them involving the rejection of Truth. This is the first of a series of posts along these lines:
Item: Today Instapundit quoted this piece at the JWF concerning Hurricane Sandy:
Clueless Bloomberg on Sandy 911 Chaos: “The technology functioned perfectly”
Posted by Jammie on Nov 20, 2012 at 7:52 am
The most out of touch man on the planet again shoves both feet in his mouth. Has there ever been a moment when he didn’t, just out of guilt, admit the failure of something under his command?
Mind you that same Morning Joe talked about how wonderful Bloomberg/Obama did during Sandy before the election yet today Mika was tweeting about photos of the still existing disaster three weeks later. One of Glenn’s readers put it thus:
“It’s not cluelessness or incompetence; it’s the Big Lie…and it is now pervasive in our government and media. They know the failings full well. They’ve just decided it’s easier to whitewash/ignore them than do anything serious about them. Besides, working on real problems would take resources away from the ‘transforming America’ agenda.”
This Jibes with a story in the Leominster Champion that got no coverage of local good Samaritan Ginny White trip to NY to help:
She ended up being sent to The Rockaways, where FEMA and American Red Cross were accepting donations.
“The Friends of the Firefighters set up for me to go and drop of donations from our City of Angels. When we got there, the Good Samartians got there first and loaded up the fire station. The firefighters were so grateful, they took a few skids of juice and such, then sent us about a mile away to where the Red Cross was set up in a parking lot,” a very upset White began.
OK a good start but when she finally found the Red Cross
“We pulled in with our truck, and after getting a run around from FEMA and the red cross, a woman finally came to my truck and asked what we had.”
Ginny opened the back of the truck and the reed cross woman went in and started ripping open bags and bins, according to White.
“She looked at me and said ,”we don’t take this stuff, putting her hand up in the air, and walked away,”
Ginny as anyone in the Fitchburg Leominster area knows tirelessly works for the poor was not amused.
“I went behind her and said “wait a minute, I was told to come here and help people,” Ginny said.
She said she was quite upset over the turn of events. Ms. White continued, “while we were there, a victim came up to me and asked if we had any blankets as she needed one. I told her I had new and used, and she said she would take a used one. I went to hand her a blanket, and four red cross people came over and told her I could not give this lady a blanket,” she said.
As it ended up, Ginny snuck the blanket and a box of food to the woman.
“I could not believe they would not let me give away what we brought,” a distraught White said.
But we can’t blame the Red Cross, it’s policy:
Dawn Leaks, regional director of communications with the Red Cross said it is policy that the agency does not accept bulk donations for disaster relief.
“We work with partner agencies such as Salvation Army and Catholic Charities who do that,” Ms. leaks said.
According to Red Cross policy, only cash donations are accepted.
Ms. Leaks said it is an unfortunate situation that Ms. White was turned away, but it is policy, and that is just how it works.
But wait, I thought we were cutting through red tape to help these people, that’s what the media, the left and the President Said.
There is nobody that I’ve heard of who spends more time and effort on the needs of the poor and Hungry, now Ginny is totally turned off on the Red Cross.
If George Bush was in office Ginny White would be on every TV network but this is the time of the Big Lie.
The Big Lie, it’s all about not telling the truth or “speaking truth to power” but about pushing a meme and if some people are without blankets that’s just the way it is. More on that tomorrow.