Yes, I'd have to agree that it's worth considering. And I'd also have to say that with all of the extreme theories, the truth of the matter probably lies somewhere in the middle (as is often the case). His use of the term "welfare parasites" shows his personal bias. Not that it isn't an apt description for some, but not for all.Guess what's important to realize, and what was shown rather dramatically, is that disasters like this have a way of bringing out the best and the worst in people. There were poor people helping their neighbors--they weren't all looting and shooting and taking advantage of the situation for personal gain. Just saying is all. It's like an onion (not the newspaper, the veggie)--lots of layers. No one theory covers it all. Thanks for the additional perspective.
I read that article yesterday on another site and I agree with nosty, the truth is probably somewhere in the middle, but to the right of the middle. I also agree with FDR;"The lessons of history, confirmed by evidence immediately before me, show conclusively that continued dependence on relief induces a spiritual and moral disintegration fundamentally destructive to the national fiber. To dole out relief in this way is to administer a narcotic, a subtle destroyer of the human spirit. It is inimical to the dictates of sound policy. It is a violation of the traditions of America."
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