Chile Is No Haiti

Foreign Aid,Media,Nationhood,Race,The West

Does anyone not a moron dispute the fact that Chile has coped reasonably well with what was “one of the most powerful earthquakes in history”? If to judge by the number of opprobrious pieces the malfunctioning media, activist Anderson Cooper in the lead, ran about the little looting there was in Chile—they have been hoping that Chile, who’s been subjected to aftershocks as strong as Haiti’s main event, would fare as poorly as did the Africa of the Western Hemisphere.

But Cooper will have to reserve his fashionable T shirts for another time. The death toll in Chile has been revised down from about 800 to 452. Troops and firefighters have galvanized. Chilean telethons are being conducted, lo, without George Clooney, and Chileans are flying patriotic slogans such as “Chile Helps Chile.”

The country’s economy is quite good and the GDP per-capita decent.

I suspect that at bottom, the following blog title reflects what Cooper, the Alpha female at CNN, would have liked to have said and proven:

“Chile Earthquake Proves White People Loot Too.”

Chile’s ethnic groups: “white and white-Amerindian 95.4%, Mapuche 4%, other indigenous groups 0.6% (2002 census)”

6 thoughts on “Chile Is No Haiti

  1. STEVEN

    Before the earth quake, Anderson couldn’t even spell Haitian. Now he and Haiti are one.
    Absent any link to the Chilean’s circumstance and G’s wrath, there‚Äôs just no story here.
    Even law enforcement refuses to cooperate by gunning down a few innocent looters.

  2. Mike Marks

    I’ll bet Chile even had building codes in place to at least try to limit the amount of damage in the event of an earthquake. Clearly culture, an organized civil society, and rule of law matter!

  3. Robert Glisson

    The pastor of our congregation brought up his experience in Chile. “An old flatbed truck goes from the farm to town, by the time the truck reaches the city it has thirty people clinging to it from every angle.” People who can share, can overcome anything.

  4. Myron Pauli

    It would take some supernatural catastrophe beyond an earthquake to turn Chile into Haiti. Civilized people can cope far better than a voodoo culture. However, besides the disastrous earthquake – one other common point was the visit of DICTATRESS Hillary Clinton – promising to steal (tax) money from Americans to distribute to victims, completely unauthorized by our Constitution. How different than a previous Secretary of State, John Quincy Adams, in his July 4, 1821 speech:

    http://economicthinking.blogspot.com/…/john-quincy-adams-july-4-speech.html

    Or excerpted at:

    http://millercenter.org/scripps/archive/speeches/detail/3484

    Adams: “But {America} goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy.

    She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all.

    She is the champion and vindicator only of her own..

    She well knows that by once enlisting under other banners than her own .. She would involve herself beyond the power of extrication, in all the wars of interest and intrigue, of individual avarice, envy, and ambition, which assume the colors and usurp the standard of freedom.

    The fundamental maxims of her policy would insensibly change from liberty to force….

    She might become the DICTATRESS OF THE WORLD. She would be no longer the ruler of her own spirit..

    [America’s] glory is not dominion, but liberty.”

  5. michel cloutier

    Re. Myron Pauli’s post : I can certainly imagine a catastrophe that would turn Chile into something like Haiti. It’s called ‘mass immigration’ from Haiti or other third world countries. Isn’t such a catastrophe now unfolding on America’s southern border ?

  6. james huggins

    Reminds me of the consternation amongst the media elites in the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing. They couldn’t figure where the looters and rioters were.

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