where good old fashion common sense went.
Yesterday, they blew up a damn in Missouri to save the town of Cairo. Cairo, as you can see in the pictures...is a lovely town. In fact...it's so lovely, no one wants to live there because living there might spoil it's scenic beauty. Once upon a time, it was a thriving town, over 15,000 people lived in Cairo. There was a prosperous downtown, with high-end hotels, and restaurants, until of course--- the 1967 black riots came.
The blacks, well, they just burnt it all down one night, and the whites moved out. Since then, the population of about 3,000, mostly black citizens have struggled to stay alive. 33% of them live below the poverty line, and 43% of the population are not married. Oh...and there are no jobs in Cairo. If you live there...you are probably living off the government.
Downtown is a ghost town...therefore, it has to be preserved because the flood waters might just wipe it out. I suppose, as our 'President' is the first black President..the site is holy, therefore it MUST be preserved...all 9.1 empty square miles of it. In order to preserve the once great memories of racial riots, in their struggle against the evil white man, our government has decided in its wisdom...to save the Ghost town of Cairo, which has been threatened by an ungodly amount of rain.
Monday night, the Army Core of Engineers blew up the damns and flooded the Mississippi over 150,000 acres of prime Missouri farmland, in order to save the town of Cairo. Over $100 million dollars in crops will be lost, over 300 homes, and 800 (mostly white) people had to desert the land.
John Deere trackers will be floating down the river in droves. And let's not forget, all the dead animals who will also be floating down the river. (Don't tell the Prince!)
Some farmers in order to save the family farms in which they had worked hard all their lives, took the case all the way to the Supreme Court. Missouri sued, and lost. So, today, a group of 25 southeast Missouri farmers is suing the federal government over its decision to blow a hole in the levee. The Southeast Missourian reports that the lawsuit claims that the government violated the farmers' rights by taking their land without adequate compensation. The lawsuit seeks class-action status.
Most of these farms will be flooded till August. They will probably have to sell the land to the government at a loss. Food prices will go even higher because this is a corn belt. India is already starving due to LAST year's floods.
So nobody asks, why save a dead town and destroy MILLIONS of dollars worth of food for our nation and the world, along with good hardworking decent folks lives, in order to save a ghost town, filled with people living off the government? After all, how many of those 3,000 people live right on the river? And if they did, the government would surly come and rebuild ALL their houses..as they always do.
Why? It makes no sense.
Is this all about race? Or is it about destroying the little farmer and putting all food production in the hands of a few big government farms? Could these rains been "seeded" like they do in China? Is there a bigger agenda here?
No, Joyanna...you conspiracy nut. How could you even suggest such a thing? (Actually, it comes pretty easy for me.)
There is only one other man in history that would have made this decision, and his name was Stalin. Nobody thinks Stalin is alive, and well, and he will be forever haunting the beautiful ghost town of Cairo for many years to come. Staring at the empty stores...that were saved..by the Supreme Court of America...another place he seems to favor.
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