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Lessons From Katrina Exposes Liberal Fallacies
Oblogatory Anecdotes ^ | 06/09/2005 | Ken Bingham

Posted on 09/06/2005 11:47:50 PM PDT by Brutus1964

The events in New orleans last week reminded me of an incident a few years ago. There was a restaurant in a mountain resort that kept an eagle in a cage for many years. Patrons would feed the majestic bird, but were left with a feeling that it was wrong to keep the magnificent eagle confined to a cage where it was unable to fly free in the wild.
Many called for the restaurant to free the bird and allow it to fly in the open skies the way nature intended. When pressure mounted, the owners relented and decided the people were right and agreed to free the bird.

The day came to set if free. The story of the eagle had became a local interest story, and the news media along with representatives of various animal welfare groups were present to witness the emancipation of the great eagle.

The cage was opened and the crowd cheered expecting the eagle to immediately breath the sweet air of freedom and soar towards the heavens to meet it’s destiny.

To their shock the eagle happily stood in it's cage without budging. Not wanting to hurt the bird they did not try and force it. Surely the bird would leave once it understood it was free to go, or perhaps it was spooked by the crowd?

Several days passed and the eagle remained with no interest in leaving the cage it had called home for years. It was then decided that the bird must be forced out of the cage and brought far into the mountains to be freed. They were sure the bird would respond and adapt to it's new surroundings.

They took the eagle to an area several miles away where many eagles were known to frequent. When they set the eagle free it flew away and into the open sky for the first time in many years.

Before the eagle was freed it was tagged in order to track its whereabouts. There was great interest in the scientific community to see how the eagle would react to its new circumstance.

After the bird won its freedom it was tracked for a few days. Then suddenly the signal stopped in place and no movement could be detected. Using GPS the bird was discovered dead only a couple of miles from the restaurant were it had lived for so many years. An autopsy was performed and it was determined that the bird had starved to death. There was plenty of food around that the eagle could have gotten, but It had lost the ability to take care of itself, having been kept and fed at the in the cage for so long.

When hurricane Katrina ripped through the levee walls and exposed the city of New Orleans to a deluge of water from the Mississippi, and lake Pontchartrain. Likewise it also ripped through the heart of liberalism and exposed its fallacies with deadly results.

The greatest lesson learned is that government cannot save everyone. To rely on government is to put your faith in a false God that will lead you to destruction. Many sat in their own filth and even died waiting for the government to deliver them. Those who did should not be blamed for they were merely following what has been conditioned in them by generations of liberal indoctrination. They were lied too, deceived, and Beguiled by promises that government would always be there for them. In the end however their liberal teachings had only weakend them to the point where they were stripped of the most basic instinct for self preservation and rendered incapable of any personal initiative.

Please read this excellent article form The Intellectual Activist titled:"An Unnatural Disaster: A Hurricane Exposes the Man-Made Disaster of the Welfare State"

TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: eagle; freedom; katrina; prepared; selfreliance

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