Thursday, September 08, 2005

Calling Michelle Malkin

via Boing Boing: Katrina: Blog account from Oklahoma "FEMA Detainment Camp"
FEMA will not allow any of the kitchen facilities in any of the cabins to be used by the occupants due to fire hazards. FEMA will deliver meals to the cabins. The refugees will be given two meals per day by FEMA. They will not be able to cook. In fact, the "host" goes on to explain, some churches had already enquired about whether they could come in on weekends and fix meals for the people staying in their cabin. FEMA won't allow it because there could be a situation where one cabin gets steaks and another gets hot dogs - and... it could cause a riot. It gets worse.

He then precedes to tell us that some churches had already enquired into whether they could send a van or bus on Sundays to pick up any occupants of their cabins who might be interested in attending church. FEMA will not allow this. The occupants of the camp cannot leave the camp for any reason. If they leave the camp they may never return. They will be issued FEMA identification cards and "a sum of money" and they will remain within the camp for the next 5 months.

My son looks at me and mumbles "Welcome to Krakow."

Or Manzanar. This kind of outrage brings into stark relief who, exactly, is being protected form whom.

So, Michelle -- which justification will you be "In Defense Of" now? That the best way to help these people is to effectively imprison them? Or that they represent such a danger to their (temporary) communities that the common good requires that they be held behind barbed wire?


Update: If that doesn't scare you, read this.


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