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Printed from https://www.writing.com/main/books/entry_id/457702-Still-dont-mess-with-Texas
Rated: 13+ · Book · Personal · #1148896
If I don't write about it, I might implode.
#457702 added December 19, 2014 at 5:57pm
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Still don't mess with Texas
The latest nonsense: A gunshop owner made a radio commercial in which he warns Houston residents to arm themselves against "Katrinians." When asked what he meant by "Katrinians," he replied that "Katrinians are the ones without jobs."

*Confused*

So, once again, we have this dangerous generalization of people. What I would like to know is how can he even tell if someone is from Houston or New Orleans just by looking at a person. How do you find out, otherwise, that the person you see on the street is from either city? I guess the gunshop owner expects people to pull out their guns and interrogate people at gunpoint:

"Freeze! Now, y'all tell me where y'all from!"

*Rolleyes*

It's just ridiculous, and makes me think of Elmer Fudd hunting Bugs Bunny. Instead of being called "Wascally Wabbits," I guess we New Orleanians would be "Nawty N'Awlinians."

Okay, that was lame... I'm just tired of being called a "sinner," a "criminal," and all things in between. I don't know who that gunshop owner thinks he's fooling, but it's obvious that he's using the Katrina slant to make a profit. Unfortunately, whether he realizes it or not, he might also be causing a further rift between evacuees and some Houston residents who already want New Orleanians to "go home."

Too bad there isn't as much profit in creating peace as there is in stirring up more trouble and further dividing people.



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