The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Playing Politics?
Not Seriously

Sep 12, 2005

George Bush accuses the Democrats of playing politics over the hurricane disaster. The only thing the Democrats are doing is hunkering down, hoping to avoid their responsibility for the disaster.

Human beings were crowded into sports stadiums littered with excrement and urine–and as the days wore on, dead bodies. They had no food or water to drink–except what they scavenged for themselves. No medical supplies. No vehicles were sent to get them away from all the misery. They sat out in 90-degree-plus, blazing-sun weather–without a bit of protection. Who died? The most vulnerable–the elderly, the babies, those in need of medical supplies.

This was criminal negligence; homicide on a mass scale. If the Democrats were really to deal with this, they would already have proposed impeaching Bush and putting his whole administration on trial for mass murder.

But the Democrats don’t put the Bush administration on trial–because they’re just as guilty as Bush! On the federal level, they all voted down budgets for the Army Corps of Engineers to improve the levee and pumping systems. Democratic politicians on state and local levels also failed to evacuate the population. They sent people to supposed "shelters" they hadn’t bothered to stock with food and water.

It’s not these criminals from either party who will bring each other to justice. That task lies with the people of this country and especially of Mississippi and Louisiana.