now you kno! In 2002 Kenyan Masai tribespeople donated 14 cows to to the US to help with the aftermath of 911 nowyouknocom thestoicgod hutchj thestoicgod velocicrafter markingatlightspeed cyanwrites iammyfather evilelitest2 petitepenquin mehofkirkwall disputedthreshermaw natrsrants deadcatwithaflamethrower jadedhavok randomthingsthatilike123 gweatherwax awesomonster obese-starving-artist the-treble nowyoukno Source for more facts on your dash follow NowYouKno That was super nice of them And now I’m mad that nobody told us we were given cows Cause that’s really f*cking nice and nobody mentioned it at all American media tends to disregard that anyone donates to the US And then Amurricans complain about money going abroad because “nobody helped the US in our disasters” Also do you know how much a cow costs? OO It isn’t just a matter of how much a cow costs its a matter of considering that Masai life is based around their cattle Its their wealth their food and a significant part of their religion Here’s a quote from Wikipedia “Traditional Maasai lifestyle centres around their cattle which constitute their primary source of food The measure of a man’s wealth is in terms of cattle and children A herd of 50 cattle is respectable and the more children the better A man who has plenty of one but not the other is considered to be poor37 A Maasai religious belief relates that God gave them all the cattle on earth leading to the belief that rustling cattle from other tribes is a matter of taking back what is rightfully theirs a practice that has become much less common38” So its not just “they gave us 14 cows” its that they gave us something that is very important and significant to them it is more than just a kind gesture that definitely deserves to be known and its a genuine shame that more people don’t know about it Wait you guys DON’T KNOW that we offer help to the US when you have disasters??????? Shit down here in Brazil we not only offered to send tracking units and doctors to help in 911 but we wanted to send a whole lot of donations to help with Katrina we have experience with floods down here so we knew what kind of medicine to send to prevent outbreaks We alone had like 2 army airplanes full of medicine and non-perishables like baby formula diapers bottled water mosquito nets and other stuff that’s needed to fight opportunistic diseases that hit flooded areas enough to assist a good few thousand people at least ready to go the day after it hit but your government refused the donations The same thing happened to the Canadians and Europeans who offered help the US embassies around the world told us all to give money to Red Cross And so we did we all gave hundreds of millions of dollars to them and then this happened Red Cross scandals tarnish relief efforts ‘Breathtaking’ Waste and Fraud in Hurricane Aid So please don’t you go spreading misinformation and prejudice against the rest of the world WE DID OFFER HELP AND ORGANIZED IT EVEN FASTER THAN BUSH DID BUT Y’ALL REFUSED IT Oh wow I had no idea this happened it’s really not talked about in media at all wow this is something good to know about wow I’m so angry I didn’t know that other countries tried to help after 911 or Katrina Like that’s something we the people should hear about and we don’t Please don’t blame us for the shitty decisions our government makes We don’t have as much control over our government as we would like to think and they keep a lot from us Spread this shit After Katrina Cuba donated several hundred blankets Think about that A country that is suffering economically due directly to the US embargo offered to help us when we needed it by sending what they could And once again it was refused We have a government that is so self-righteous that we refuse to accept disaster aid in order to maintain this facade that we are the most generous nation on earth Okay Katrina thingOnly Texans really knows this? and even then it’s not wide spreadMexico sent their armyThey sent their army for relief efforts Didn’t call ahead they drove all the way to San Antonio with doctors and food and all sorts of suppliesWhen people actually got a call from them saying “Hey we’re sending people up”The people who answered said “What? We can’t…”“Too late already there”This was while the government was turning down helpSo yeah other countries send reliefForest fires up in Washington last year? Firefighters from Australia came up to assistLike… we don’t hear about this shit At all I can second the above with the fires Most the time when people say “oh FEMA or something sent people right?” re fires its actually people from other countries showing up and kinda ignoring the government telling them to fuck off and staying on behalf of local departments because we REALLY need them If there’s a huge ass disaster and the government is sitting there with a thumb up it’s ass help is offered and most the time– shit it gets there!But then the feds do something really fucking dirtyThey insist they were the help if it’s talked about at all They insist those people putting out fires were federal people because to most people a fireman’s a fireman The people handing out water and food a relief worker is a relief worker So on and so forth We had people come up when the fires were so bad a while ago– not the Australians but i think there was like a German group of like 3 guys that flew themselves over? They came out of sheer “this is horrible and we’re helping” and my dad local fire chief had them working with our guys and the feds lost no time telling every news outlet that it was THEIR people doing all the fire knockdowns and structure work when these guys were running into buildings and grabbing people pets and people’s important documents because they knew papers were a pain in the ass to replace What you gotta understand is that our government is very intent on selling us and the rest of the world as much as possible the idea of a powerful and self reliant country All our reporting on disasters starts with the scaremongering and then moves to “but our people can handle it because we’re the best at handling things” and then they move on before the idea it’s out of control comes to mind The average person outside of the disaster has no idea if they have never been around such an event or met someone who regularly deals with these things they will kinda probably nod along with that Because we have no real scope on the scale and impact– by design Our media intake is very controlled to slant everything to the “eh we can handle it and everyone else out there– they need our help because they’re not so good at handling disasters like we are”People who know better reading international news interacting with international social groups looking outside their sphere of community– we know better but that kinda slant is really hard to break from because of that grip American media has on informationSo taking that knowledge we further have restricted reporting on certain disasters because they’re considered unimportant Hurricanes are considered important earthquakes are only considered important if it wrecks something the government cares about or somewhere a couple million people live that they’ll upset the national money flowthey can throw money at someone to make the news care floods are only important if it’s in a similar manner to earthquakes but since they occur annually they’re rarely reported on nationally mudslides that kill people or leave hundreds homeless aren’t important to the government even through they happen constantly wildfires that consume most of the nationcontinent each year generally are unimportant until they consume a town or threaten a government interestmoney flow location Terrorist attacks are always important because people will talk about them So when we do get help for any of the above it’s possible that most people may have no idea about what’s happened let alone that help’s been sent Or if people know something happened the details are vague– the news don’t care to give the nitty gritty You’ll know something happened and people are suffering and “gee isn’t it good you’re not them” and then now the weather So yeah basically no one really knows we get help International response to Hurricane Katrina httpsenwikipediaorgwikiInternational_response_to_Hurricane_Katrina We got HELLA help but nobody really talks about it American Media really fails regularly Hurricane Sandy Quebec sends power line crews down to assist in restoring power California gets rid of water bombers due to budget cuts Canada sends theirs down to help fight wild fires Amazing what living on the border and having outside TV News does to your information flow After Katrina Denmark offered to donate water purification units so people wouldn’t get sick from drinking contaminated water but the offer was declined A private Danish company built a mobile satellite phone booth and drove it around the poor neighbourhoods in Mississippi and Louisiana so people could call their families and insurance companies for free apparently there was a deadline for reporting damages but people couldn’t call in because their mobile phones were dead and landlines were down American propaganda is not a thing of the past nor is it a new thing It has been around forever telling stories of exceptionalism and self-reliance while our government tries its hardest to refuse the help of others and offer its own to them to try and force other nations onto their back foot and remain aggressively benevolent in international matters so that it can lord that shit over them in negotiations and the media in generalI guarantee you America would have a less jingoistic less xenophobic populace overall if this sort of information were actually reported to us If we weren’t always fed the lie of helping the world without any gratitude or help in return If the media didn’t present us as world police and instead as a part of the community as other countries try hard to include us as then maybe Americans would actually act like they’re part of a fucking communityBut global citizens are hard to monger fear and distrust and xenophobia and nationalism with They’re hard to control with propaganda and hate They’re hard to keep ignorant and docile and saying “this is fine” while the empire burnsA lot of Americans wonder why our country is seen as a worldwide bully Shit like that my friends Shit like that Its hubris is seemingly limitless C O M M E N T A R Y FYI They left out the part where America’s rudeness kicked in and turned down the offer of the cows The US government is really tryna kill its people Someone offered water purification units and they were like “nah” let those tricks get sick @hutchj how about the US passed a law recently making CBD the non-psychoactive derivative of cannabis illegal as a Schedule A drug EVEN THOUGH IT HAS BEEN PROVEN TO REDUCE EPILEPTIC SEIZURES IN CHILDREN TO ZERO among a dozen other ailments having been reduced to nominal levels allowing ppl to function normally ADHD chronic pain IBS menstrual cramps Alzheimer’s etc Doctors around the country that Big Pharma can’t buy off are fighting back for their patients’ well-being 😡 Meme



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