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A volunteer's side of the story

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by MTMike, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. MTMike

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    After helping Katrina refugees, this doctor tells it like it is. The words may be graphic, but this is his first hand account.

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    What the news does not show...

    Thought I might inform the few friends I have on my recent traumatic
    experience. I am going to tell it straight, blunt, raw, and I don't give a
    damn. Long read, I know but please do read!!!

    I went to volunteer on Saturday at the George R. Brown convention for two
    reasons.

    A: I wanted to help people to get a warm fuzzy.

    B: Curiosity.

    I've been watching the news lately and have seen scenes that have made me
    want to vomit. And no it wasn't dead bodies, the city under water, or the
    sludge everywhere. It was PEOPLE'S BEHAVIOR. The people on T.V., (99% being
    Black) were DEMANDING help. They were not asking nicely but demanding as
    if society owed these people something. Well the honest truth is WE DON'T.
    Help should be asked for in a kind manner and then appreciated. This is not
    what the press (FOX in particular) was showing, what I was seeing was a
    group of people who are yelling, demanding, looting, killing, raping, and
    SHOOTING back at the demanded help!!!!! So I'm thinking this can't possibly
    be true can it???? So I decide to submit to the DEMAND for help out of
    SHOCK. I couldn't believe this to be true of the majority of the people who
    are the weakest of society. So I went to volunteer and help folks out and
    see the truth. So I will tell the following story and you decide:

    I arrived at the astrodome only to find out that there were too many
    volunteers and that volunteers were needed at the George R. Brown
    Convention Center. As I was walking up to the Convention Center I noticed a
    line of cars that wrapped around blocks filled with donations. These were
    ordinary Houstonians coming with truckloads and trunks full of water,
    diapers, clothes, blankets, food, all types of good stuff. And lots of it
    was NEW. I felt that warm fuzzy while helping unload these vehicles of
    these wonderful human beings. I then went inside the building and noticed
    approximately 100,000 sq. ft. of clothes, shoes, jackets, toys and all
    types of goodies all organized and ready for the people in need. I signed
    up, received a name badge and was on my merry way excited to be useful.

    I toured the place to get familiar with my surroundings; the entire place is
    probably around 2 million sq. ft. I noticed rows as far as the eye can see
    of mattresses, not cots, BLOW UP MATTRESSES!!! All of which had nice
    pillows and plenty of blankets. 2 to 3 bottles of water lay on every bed.
    These full size to queen size beds by the way were comfortable, I laid in
    one to see for myself. I went to look at the medical area. I couldn't
    believe what my eyes were seeing!!! A makeshift hospital created in 24
    hours!!! It was unbelievable, they even had a pharmacy. I also noticed that
    they created showers, which would also have hot water. I went upstairs to
    the third floor to find a HUGE cafeteria created in under 24 hours! Rows of
    tables, chairs and food everywhere - enough to feed an army! I'm not
    talking about crap food either. They had Jason's deli food, apples,
    oranges, coke, diet coke, lemonade, orange juice, cookies, all types of
    chips and sandwiches. All the beverages by the way were put on ice and
    chilled!!!! In a matter of about 24 hours or less an entire mini-city was
    erected by volunteers for the poor evacuees. This was not your rundown crap
    shelter, it was BUM HEAVEN.

    So that was the layout: great food, comfy beds, clean showers, free medical
    help, by the way there was a library, and a theatre room that I forgot to
    mention. Great stuff right????

    Well here is what happened on my journey -

    I started by handing out COLD water bottles to evacuees as they got off the
    bus. Many would take them and only 20% or less said thank you. Lots of them
    would shake their heads and ask for sodas! So this went on for about 20-30
    minutes until I was sick of being an unappreciated servant. I figured
    certainly these folks would appreciate some food!!! So I went upstairs to
    serve these beloved evacuees some GOOD food that I wish I could have at the
    moment!

    ***The following statements are graphic, truthful, and discuss NATIONAL
    behavior***

    Evacuees come slowly to receive this mountain of food that is worth serving
    to a king! I tell them that we have 2 types of great deli sandwiches to
    choose from - ham and turkey. Many look at the food in disgust and DEMAND
    burgers, pizza, and even McDonalds!!!! Jason's deli is better than
    McDonalds!!!! Only 1 out of ten people who took something would say "thank
    you" the rest took items as if it was their God given right to be served
    without a shred of appreciation!!! They would ask for Beer and liquor. They
    complained that we didn't have good enough food. They refused food and
    laughed at us. They treated us volunteers as if we where SLAVES. No not all
    of them of course, but 70% did!!!!!! 20% were appreciative, 10% took the
    food without any comment and the other 70% had some disgusting comment to
    say. Some had the nerve to laugh at us. And when I snapped back at them for
    being mean, they would curse at me!!! Needless to say I was in utter shock.
    They would eat their food and leave their mess on the table. Some would
    pick up their stuff, many would leave it for the volunteers to pick up. I
    left that real quick to go down and help set up some more beds. I saw many
    young ladies carrying mattresses and I helped for a while. Then I realized
    something. There were hundreds of able bodied young men who could help!! I
    asked a group of young evacuees in their teens and early twenties to help.
    I got cursed at for asking them to help!!! One said "We just lost our
    ****ing homes and you want us to work!!" The next said "Ya Cracker, you got
    a home we don't" I looked at them in disbelief. Here are women walking by
    carrying THEIR BEDS and they can't lift a finger and help themselves!!

    WHY SHOULD I HELP PEOPLE WHO DON'T WANT TO HELP THEMSELVES!!!!

    I waved them off and turned away and was laughed at and more "white boy
    jokes" were made at me. I felt no need to waste my breath on a bunch of
    pitiful losers. I went to a nearby restroom where I noticed a man shaving.
    I used the restroom, washed my hands and saw this man throw his razor
    towards the trash can...he missed. he walked out leaving his disgusting
    razor on the floor for some other "cracker" to pick up. Even the little
    kids were demanding. I saw only ONE white family and only TWO Hispanic
    families. The rest where blacks. Sorry 20% to 30% decent blacks, and 70%
    LOSERS!!!!!

    I would call them N*****S, but the actual definition of a n*****r is one
    who is ignorant, these people were not ignorant..they were ARROGANT
    ASSHOLES. The majority of which are thugs and lifetime lazy ass welfare
    recipients. We are inviting the lowest of the low to Houston. And like
    idiots we are serving the people who will soon steal our cars, rape,
    murder, and destroy our city while stealing from our pockets on a daily
    basis through the welfare checks they take. We will fund our own
    destruction.

    By "US" I don't mean a specific race, I mean the people who work hard, work
    smart, have values and morals. Only people who want to help themselves
    should be helped, the others should be allowed to destroy themselves. I do
    not want to work hard, give the government close to half the money I earn
    so they can in turn give it to a bunch of losers.

    I don't believe in being poor for life. My family immigrated here, we came
    here poor, and now thank God, and due to HARD WORK we are doing fine. If
    immigrants, who come here, don't know the language can work and become
    successful... WHY CAN'T THE MAJORITY OF THE HOMEGROWN DO IT!!! If
    we continue to reward these losers then we will soon destroy our great
    country. I just witnessed selfish, arrogant, unappreciative behavior by the
    very people who need help the most. Now these same people who cursed me,
    refused my cities generosity, who refuse to help themselves are DEMANDING
    handouts on their own terms!!!!!!! They prance around as if they are owed
    something, and when they do receive a handout, they say it's not good
    enough! Well you know what..these types of people can go to hell for all I
    care!
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    Richard L. Johnston, M.D.
    University of Mississippi Medical Center
    3805 Crane Blvd.
    Jackson, MS 39216
    601-981-3896 (home)
    601-573-0472 (cell)
    601-984-0214 (pager)
     
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