If we ever needed further proof that western governments only care about their wealthy citizens this was it
Sections of Los Angeles are currently ablaze and, keen to help the good folk of the region, the US government has extended aid to the area almost immediately.
Compare that to the plight of the victims of the New Orleans floods. A delayed government reaction. Accusations of looting and rape. No immediate airborne response.
Could that be anything to do with the difference between rich, successful white people and poor, working class black people?
And for those who think the British government are any better, look at the treatment of the Northern Rock and Farepak cases.
Last year thousands of citiznes, who had to save throughout the year for a plentiful Christmas, were devastated by the collapse of Farepak.
The government did nothing. The victims will only receive a few pence out of every pound they saved and will not see any money until 2008.
And the Rock savers got their money guaranteed. The Bank of England put more than £10 billion to help keep the bank afloat.
Surely a few million could have saved Christmas for the Farepak unfortunates.
Lets face it people. It’s not what your country can do for you, it’s what you can do for your country.