Why is it that we feel the need to blame people for natural disasters? Why is it that we feel the need to blame anyone or everyone if the government's response isn't 100% to our liking? Why is that people need to take attention off rescue efforts and the incredible goodwill of American people with idiotic statements like "Bush doesn't care about Black people" or "Bush's unwillingness to save the lives of poor Blacks in New Orleans has been laid out in Black and white, literally for the world to see" or obvious race baiting?
I think Joe Carter is definitely onto something when he says, "Our view of governance has not only attained this level of ideological belief, but has become rather commonplace. For instance, one of the most consistent, though often unstated, themes in the discussion about the disaster in New Orleans is that the government could have saved everyone.....Over the next few weeks, the primary question will be "Which part of the government is to blame?" and will be hashed over by the various Gnostic sects the way Lutherans and Presbyterians argue over baptism. A few heretics (like me) may step forward to claim that maybe -- just maybe -- the government really can't save us all."
Same with Thomas Sowell: "No doubt the inevitable post mortems on this tragic episode will turn up many cases where things could have been done better. But who can look back honestly at his own life without seeing many things that could have been done better?.......Government cannot solve all our problems, even in normal times, much less during a catastrophe of nature that reminds man how little he is, despite all his big talk. "
When we knowingly or unknowingly view government as our ultimate sustainer and provider any type of perceived failure quickly leads us blame those who were unable to perfectly control government's perfect ability to save.