We're all familiar with FEMA's awesome powers and their concentration camps.
Now, thanks to this post, we have a look inside one of those camps:
I'm extremely depressed to report that things seem to only be getting sadder concerning the people so devastatingly affected by Katrina last week. Two car loads of us headed over to Falls Creek, a youth camp for Southern Baptist churches in Oklahoma that agreed to have its facilities used to house Louisiana refugees. I'm afraid the camp is not going to be used as the kind people of the churches who own the cabins believe it was going to be used.
Jesse Jackson was right when he said "refugees" was not the appropriate word for the poor souls dislocated due to Katrina. But he was wrong about why it is not appropriate. It's not appropriate because they are detainees, not refugees...
While there are problems with the article's credibility, there are a large number of photos. Apparently FEMA has leased the whole facility for five months. Also, whether the refugees are "detainees" or whether they're allowed to leave - but if they leave might not be able to get back in - is an open question. Obviously, plucking people from a housing project and putting them in a rural setting could cause problems for the current residents, so some of these precautions are absolutely necessary. Despite that, expect JacksonSharptonEtAl to start on this soon.
The DUmmies discuss this and other topics here. Their thinking seems to fall into four areas:
- They're locating Gulf Coasters to non-Gulf Coast communities, breaking up families and communities, etc...
- The FEMA camps are... CONCENTRATION CAMPS!
- This is a plan to disperse Democratic voters out of state... (Apparently the Rethuglicans are dumb enough to botch Katrina aid, but smart enough to think that up...)
- Texas took in the most refugees so they can get federal money, little of which will trickle down to the victims. Utah is the same...