Condoleezza Rice: Katrina apologist and cheerleader for neglect


Rice, in a July 2005 press conference, announces that North Korea has agreed to return to the Six Party Talks

Essence Magazine, the beautiful women’s magazine formerly owned by black folks, has treated us to another interview with what can only be termed as an “acceptable” corporate role model for black women, Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State and part-time Bush spokesmodel. 

The Bush/corporate spokesmodel shared some startling insights.  A favorite quotation is the following regarding the Administration response to Hurricane Katrina:

“I resented the notion that the President of the United States, this President of the United States, would somehow decide to let people suffer because they were black…I found that to be the most corrosive and outrageous claim that anybody could have made, and it was wholly and totally irresponsible.”

She professed no feelings of accountability, Rice said, “The government did its best. People aren’t perfect, and this response was not perfect. You know, I do foreign policy, I don’t run Homeland Security. I don’t run FEMA. I do foreign policy.” She elaborated, “I did what I could to coordinate the international response.”

I find it remarkably tone deaf of the classically trained Miss Condi to confess astonishment that black folks believe that the Katrina response was slower because the thousands of people that were literally at risk of drowning didn’t look like Barbara Bush.

You could hardly blame black folk for believing this. I mean, didn’t the President’s mother say,  ” Almost everyone I’ve talked to says, ‘We’re gonna move to Houston.’ What I’m hearing, which is sort of scary, is they all want to stay in Texas… Everybody is so overwhelmed by the hospitality, and so many of the people in the arenas here, you know, were underprivileged anyway. This is working very well for them.”  

While Condi was busy “coordinating” the international response in  the upscale shoe departments of Manhattan, the President’s mother was assuring the American people that it was a step up for Hurricane Katrina survivors to be sleeping on the floor in the Houston Astrodome dazed, confused, homeless, and unemployed. She had the audacity to fear that these “underprivileged” people would be living so close to her in Houston.

The firestorm generated by these particular comments from Mrs. Bush elicited no reponse from the corporate spokesmodel that I can recall. 

This is the real Condi. She is an unrepentant apologist for the racist neglect of Katrina. Perhaps black women can stop admiring her because there really is nothing admirable about selling black folks out.


10 thoughts on “Condoleezza Rice: Katrina apologist and cheerleader for neglect

  1. I know of several, trust me. They admire her intelligence, her position, her doo, her clothes, the whole package. The sad reality is they see her as some kind of political Oprah, if not worthy of their trust, at least worthy of their respect.

  2. Personally, I’m not someone that thinks the government owes anything more to blacks or natives than to anybody else. That said, it owes them every bit as much as any other person.

    Whether or not the fact that it was primarily lower-class black people turned homeless in the hurricane that made the Bush Administration so negligent to the problem, I’m not sure. Bush is WAY more concerned with himself than this nation, if you haven’t been able to determine that for yourself. It was in his own personal best interest for this country to go to war, which is the only reason he let 9/11 happen and made sure he struck it into the heart of America.

    And go figure Bush’s mother doesn’t like the fact that she’s inconvenienced slightly by people who have lost everything they have to a natural disaster…wonder where Bush gets it?

  3. Oh, and Condolezza Rice was a great opportunity to be able to say “Shut the f*** up” to minorities with out being out of line. Sure enough they wouldn’t turn against their own…right?

  4. Trucex,

    Miss Condi’s appointment is indeed an attempt to turn the tables on progressives and say “see, we are not racists”. One might be able to logically conclude that if it werent for the vociferous attacks against Affirmative Action and the Voting Rights Act by this Administration. Indeed, this Administration’s economic and political policy proposals are the most inimical to people of color since the Reagan Administration.

    (1) Forbes magazine rightly selected Dr. Condi Rice as the 2nd most powerful woman in the planet earth. Indians call her the most competent woman on planet earth. Kalki Gaur likes Condi Rice and wants her to be the Vice Presidential ticket on the Republican presidential front-runner, Republican nominee in 2008 Elections. During last 1000 years there has never been a black woman more powerful that Secretary Condi Rice, the Secretary of State in the most powerful sole super power of the world in 21st century. Secretary Rice fill the vacuum created in Black leadership by the death of former secretary Brown in the Clinton Administration. Indians like Condi Rice because she signed the Nuclear deal with India and treated India as a Global Power. Indians like Condi Rice because she turned upside down the foreign policy agenda of Secretaries Kissinger, Brzezinski and Albright, et al. Indians like Condi Rice because she is pro-India and second Bush Administration is pro-India. Indians like Dr. Condi Rice, because she is more competent and more enlightened, more patriotic American than secretary Kissinger, secretary Brzezinski and secretary Albright. Indians like Condi Rice because she does not belong to Christian Religious Right Conservative Conspiracy. Indians like Condi Rice because she is a Black Woman born in American and not an immigrant with split loyalties to some foreign Potentate. Ms. Condoleezza Rice is the secretary of state for the most powerful country in the world. She is without doubt one of the brightest, most talented woman on the planet earth, who just happens to be black.

    (2) Condi Rice correctly argued recently that Slavery in South would have lingered on longer had North not invaded South during Civil War. Black Haiti was a first independent country in the New World and black Haiti was richer than White United States in 1802. Abraham Lincoln fought Civil War to end the continued importation of Blacks from Africa because Blacks outnumbered Whites at the time of the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln feared that if Black slaves of USA aligned with American Indians then Whites might have to leave New World and Black-Indian government would have ruled the United States. The American Civil War was fought to keep Blacks from taking over the United States as Blacks outnumbered Whites at the time of the Civil War and Black-Indian Alliance would have ended the White Rule in the United States.

    (3) Condi Rice’s ancestors were brought to the United States as slaves, when Arab Muslim Slave harvesters that captured and destroyed their ancestral villages and sold the blacks slave cargo to white Christian slave ship owners on West coast of Africa. Semite Arab Muslims conquered Black lands and sold blacks to white Christians and took over the black lands of Mediterranean North Africa and Africa South of Sahara. East European and Russian Jews immigrants to USA similarly sidelined Black leadership of the Democratic Party especially in New York.

    (4) Jewish lobby led by Kissinger-Albright-Clinton conspiring to sabotage the Bush Administration’s wise policy of petro-imperialism in Iran, by playing the wild Israeli card in diplomacy. Jewish lobby is very unhappy that black woman Secretary Condoleezza Rice like her predecessor Secretary Colin Powell has replaced Ashkenazim foreign policy put into place by secretaries Kissinger, Brzezinski and Albright that purposely sidelined pro-WASP American national interests to promote the hidden agenda of pro-Papacy Judeo-Christian religious right conservative conspiracy.
    (5) Geopolitical Doctrine of Secretary Rice states that the national interests of the United States should be defined to promote the civilization interests of Reformed Christianity and American civilization and economic interests of the Yankee petro-colonialism. The Christian religious right conservative conspiracy and President Jimmy Carter installed Ayatollah Khomeini and ultra-conservative theocracy in Iran replacing modern secular Pahlevi Monarchy. The Kissinger-Albright-Clinton conspiracy seeks to sabotage Yankee invasions of Iran to perpetuate the Theocracy in Iran.

    (6) The artificial states of Israel, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan were created by British and American secret services on grounds of religion simply to control the Islamic world and the oil reserves of the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Israel is important for Protestant USA not because it is Jewish State, but because it crucial for Yankee domination of Middle Eastern oil and gas reserves for Yankee Petro-Colonialism. It means that Israel must not do anything that might jeopardize the geopolitical interests of Yankee Petro-Colonialism. In the event Israel becomes a liability for Yankee petro-colonialism than the White House should not mind throwing the baby Israel along with the towel to the wolves.

    (7) If Israeli invasions of Lebanon were a Yankee ploy to tempt Iran to invade Israel to justify Yankee invasions of Iran for establishing petro-colonial empire in Iran, then this Israeli invasion of Lebanon makes sense and American must support it as a diplomacy of deception. However, if Israeli invasion of Lebanon are part of an Ashkenazim Kissinger-Albright Conspiracy to discredit black woman secretary of state Dr. Condoleezza Rice then the White House should use the Big Stick to keep Israel in line.
    It is deplorable that Israel’s Lebanese attacks causing diversion to Yankee war on Islamic terrorism and war on Iranian theocracy and war on Islamic nukes. It was plain stupid on the part of Israel to vacate Southern Lebanon after decades of Israeli occupation in 2002, when the United States had declared war on Islamic terrorism after September 11, 2001 attacks, and it might have been part of a Kissinger-Albright plot to undermine Bush’s wars for petro-colonialism and war on Islamic terrorism.

    (8) Christian enemies of the United States had published Prophets Cartoon to sabotage earlier sanctions on Iran. The Israeli actions in Lebanon are simply part of a conspiracy hatched by Jewish insiders and Kissinger-Albright group to discredit black woman Secretary Rice. No one can accuse blacks born of slaves to have any extra-territorial loyalties or loyalty to any foreign potentate or any foreign nation. It stands to reason that the geopolitical assessment of Secretary Rice regarding national interests of the United States are more profound and more logical than the rival assessment of US national interests defined by former secretaries Kissinger, Brzezinski and Albright.

    (9) Former speaker professor Newt Gingrich wisely declared that World War Three has started. The goal of every world power in the World War Three shall be to invade, occupy and colonize leading OPEC oil and gas producers. The World War Three is not a war among world powers, but a war waged by world powers to invade and colonize OPEC oil producers. The Israeli attacks on secular liberal Lebanon threatens the implicit agreement among top world powers to bring leading OPEC nations under the colonial occupation of the world powers in the first quarter of the 21st Century. The purpose of the World War Three is to Partition OPEC nations into spheres of influence of colonial empires led by Six world powers, namely, USA, India, China, Russia, European Union and Japan. The 21st Century shall resemble the colonial 19th Century because of the fight for the oil and gas reserves. United States must invade neither secular liberal Lebanon nor secular liberal Syria, as it would be a foolish diversion from Yankee war on Islamic terrorism and war for petro-colonialism. Israel is important only so long as it helps create sustain and establish Yankee petro-colonial empire in the Middle East.

    (10) It is in the national of interest of the United States during second Bush administration, when the United States enjoyed the unchallenged hegemony and military preponderance as the sole super power. Any delay in the start of the World War Three, beyond 2008 would only harm the national interests of the United States. The Allied Powers led by United States, India and Britain guaranteed to win the World War Three.
    The World War Three shall be fought for Middle East Oil. Had Hitler attacked Syria and Iraq instead of Libya and Africa or had invaded Iran after the conquest of Stalingrad rather than Moscow, Hitler might have won the World War II.

    Diplomat Kalki Gaur;

  6. Kalki,

    I have great respect for the people of India. As the world’s largest democracy, India has much to teach the world about a wide variety of issues. I especially admire the political leadership of India. Sonia and Indira Gandhi are my favorite heroes. I do not admire Condi. She is not a role model. She is a shill for the status quo, Indian soverignty issues aside. The status quo she is for is for an unjust war that makes victims of us all, especially the Iraqi’s. Find another roll model.

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