Most Americans are likely looking at the flooding catastrophe in the Houston Metropolitan Area as one, views a spectator sport. Don't. This type of event is a new reality that will affect us all at some time.
The Houston area flooding catastrophe is getting excellent coverage but remember these events are becoming routine in big, small, and rural cities. We must see this as a new paradigm, and we must forget the normalcy of our little and big government debate and start thinking more about community.
I live in Kingwood, Texas. We are high enough that the rise of Lake Houston should have had no effect on our home or our neighborhood. Moreover, after enduring several Hurricanes and vicious Tropical Storms, we have always been just fine not even with any concern of being flooded. That changed with Hurricane Harvey. This Hurricane will be forever engrained in the minds of the Houston Metropolitan Area.
I am feeling impotent stuck on the West Coast with no way to get into Houston to do my part as my family is in the House watching the water rise in homes around them. This reality is happening to hundreds of people in my neighborhood. It is like watching loved ones being savaged unable to do absolutely anything.
America, it is the time that we stop the shenanigans of our politics. Hurricanes and natural disasters do not affect those with different ideologies differently. I cannot tell you the number of calls, texts, emails, and otherwise from my friends, acquaintances, and readers, Republicans, Democrats, Liberals, Conservatives, Right Wingers, Tea Partiers, that I have heard from today and throughout this ordeal. It created a sense of commonality that must exist going forward.
When this event is over, we must not allow the Plutocracy to use it as yet another means to pilfer us as we rebuild or to forget that these events are not entirely natural. We cannot allow them to fool the masses with ideologies not because they believe them, but because it is ultimately profitable. Let's use the Houston flooding catastrophe, Hurricane Harvey as a reset. The rebuilding effort will separate those who really care from those who simply see profit in further decimating the masses.
The Indivisible Houston Facebook Page is active with information as well as suggestions to help the people affected by the catastrophe in Houston. Also be sure to donate to the Red Cross directly to assist Houston. Many charlatans will attempt to profit from Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent damage.
Hurricane Harvey floods places that never flooded before
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