Of all the heartbreaking and uplifting stories coming out of quake-hit Japan, the most talked about is the lack of looting even in the hardest hit areas.

We know that there is no looting in Japan because the media, who are painstakingly searching for images of looting among the devastation, are shocked to find that there is none.

Contrast that with the media coverage of the widespread looting in post-Katrina New Orleans that was split down racial lines. The media's coverage of the looting in New Orleans was shamefully biased.

White looters were described as "recovering" basic items necessary for survival -- such as bottled water and detergent, while blacks were portrayed as looters scavenging for beer and cigarettes.

The media never tires of reporting on the looting, pillaging and rapes that continue to plague the Haitian people.

But in Japan, where people generally look out for one another, the media is reduced to settling for images of "solidarity" among the Japanese people. "Perhaps even more impressive than Japan’s technological power is its social strength..." writes a British reporter. "This is quite unusual among human cultures," he adds.

It's also quite unusual for the media to notice.

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  • lexdiamonz

    they not calling it "looting" because the Japenese don't play that ish they will shut CNN down you know how "PC" they are prayers to those people they said 1000 bodies washed in with the tide

    THE RAPTURE IS COMING!!!!

  • http://blogtalkradio.com/theolaandkeyshow daprinceofradio

    Wat Lex said

  • Anna

    Is there anything to loot? You had houses floating away with the water only to turn into "tooth picks".

  • Secret

    They are not going to loot from anyone over there. And they shouldnt. The Japanese is already suffering enough as it is

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKKxPtP6XjQ renegadesince1985

    I'm :pray: For Japan...the earthquake moved their coast 8 feet and shifted the earth's axis. Now the nuclear reactors are experiencing meltdowns. So sad.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkEeNpWMvgk YSoSerious

    Yes, modern day Japan is a lot more civilized than most cultures.

    But their not looting is also what happens when you know you have a government that will do everything in it's power to take care of you, ie; Japan.

    When you feel like you're on your own; New Orleans and Haiti, you do what you can to survive.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4WCbbR1q7I&feature=player_embedded His_Mommy623

    this whole ordeal is terrible.. :no:

  • candibfly

    When you feel like you’re on your own; New Orleans and Haiti, you do what you can to survive.

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    :cosing:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKKxPtP6XjQ renegadesince1985

    YSoSerious says:

    Yes, modern day Japan is a lot more civilized than most cultures.

    But their not looting is also what happens when you know you have a government that will do everything in it’s power to take care of you, ie; Japan.

    When you feel like you’re on your own; New Orleans and Haiti, you do what you can to survive.

    :cosign: You better preach!

  • iscream

    :clap:

    Nice write up Sandra and very truthful.

  • candibfly

    annnnd i meant to say :cosign:

  • BruhMan5th Flr

    My prayers go out to the citizens of Japan....I hope there will be a speedy recovery to this catastrophy

  • lexdiamonz

    YSoSerious says:

    Yes, modern day Japan is a lot more civilized than most cultures.

    But their not looting is also what happens when you know you have a government that will do everything in it’s power to take care of you, ie; Japan.

    When you feel like you’re on your own; New Orleans and Haiti, you do what you can to survive.

    GOOD POINT

  • RatchetFree

    If water was reaching to the third floor of ppl's homes, what is left to loot?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkEeNpWMvgk YSoSerious

    @Rene

    About the reactors...

    So far, there isn't too much concern, they are holding up better than expected.

    Apparently, it wasn't the earthquake and aftershocks that caused problems; so there is no serious structural damage to the plants; it was the flooding from the tsumani.

    All that water messed with the generators used to keep everything cooled down. Now they're using that same sea water to keep things from overheating and going Chernobyl.

    Even though the US won't really be affected by a nuclear meltdown in Japan, I hope everything continues to hold for them.

  • ohpretty1

    It always pissed me off when that is what the media chooses to focus on in any situation. In wake of major natural disasters such as Japan, Haiti, etc. people are simply surviving. Those same reporters would do the same if faced with that.

    “This is quite unusual among human cultures,” <------ I call BS.

  • TruGemini

    Anna says:

    Is there anything to loot? You had houses floating away with the water only to turn into “tooth picks”.

    ________________________________________________________________________

    My question exactly!

  • ohpretty1

    focus on *looting and the negative #typo

  • Redeemed777

    If only Blacks & the rest of the children of Israel would learn who they are and where they come form, and what they are supposed to be doing in life....man oh man, how God would work wonders for them.

    WE are the inheritance of God, NOT the other nations, and this is why they hate us so.

    2 ESDRAS 6:9 ( from the Apocrypha ) says:

    For Esau is the end of the world, and Jacob is the beginning of it that followeth.

  • DonnaBea

    YSoSerious; I could have said that better myself.

    These are the signs that Jesus is coming back. You never know when your time will end so now is a good time to turn your life around.

  • Redeemed777

    God's HOLY WORD does not change. Everything that was written, whether in the Old or New testament WILL come to pass regardless of opinion, tradition, or culture.

    Only God's word will stand.

    '' For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.''

    Matthew 5:18

  • Redeemed777

    Everything happening, especially with Blacks was prophecy, and everything that will happen to that other nation called Esau is clearly outlined in the Book of OBADIAH whether you like it or not, whether you believe it or not, God's Word WILL STAND.

    Psalms 89:34 says

    '' My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.''

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKKxPtP6XjQ renegadesince1985

    Redeemed777 says:

    If only Blacks & the rest of the children of Israel would learn who they are and where they come form, and what they are supposed to be doing in life….man oh man, how God would work wonders for them.

    WE are the inheritance of God, NOT the other nations, and this is why they hate us so.

    So God only work wonders for blacks and the "children of Israel?" Last time I checked I thought we were all God's children. :shrugs:

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  • http://www.modelmayhem.com/kimip kimip84

    YSoSerious says:

    Yes, modern day Japan is a lot more civilized than most cultures.

    But their not looting is also what happens when you know you have a government that will do everything in it’s power to take care of you, ie; Japan.

    When you feel like you’re on your own; New Orleans and Haiti, you do what you can to survive.
    __________________________________________

    :cosign:

  • Daisy

    So sad about the bodies starting to wash up

    God Bless them. I pray for their comfort and peace. I can't even imagine.

    We are all Gods children

  • Redeemed777

    @renegadesince1985

    That is the lie that was passed down to us from generations past.

    Those other nations know about this truth, but they don't want the true children of Israel to know...

    Please note that the other nations have written plenty of books which confirm what I'm telling you.

    This is why every other image is painted to the likeness of their images because they cannot accept God's Word, and have crafted their own history.

  • Redeemed777

    I know how some of you like to dismiss info when it comes from your own brethren, but then when a " stranger '' tells you the same info you readily believe.

  • RoderickXYZ

    I knew Redeemed would be back sooner than later.

    As someone stated at the beginning of the thread, there ain't nothing to loot. Add to that fact most people are staying indoors to avoid any radiation from those nuclear plants.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKKxPtP6XjQ renegadesince1985

    I don't believe in a God that separates people by race and ethnicity. Sorry...I'm not buying what you're selling. :nono:

  • Redeemed777

    I'm passionate about my people, so please do not take it as me being mean.

    Nothing personal, just Biblical.

  • Redeemed777

    @renegadesince1985

    That's fine. I not here to force you to believe anything, just to inform you.

    In due time everything will be revealed.

  • Redeemed777

    Also make sure you all continue to pay attention to the numbers, whether it be date, age, height, imagery, etc...

    The Tsunami happened on the 11th of this month.

  • laci

    @ Redeemed777
    I know how some of you like to dismiss info when it comes from your own brethren, but then when a ” stranger ” tells you the same info you readily believe.
    _____________

    Not me girl!!!! I'll believe my people before a stranger, BUT your own brethren can treat you worst than people you dont know.

  • laci

    @ redeemed

    11th day of the 2011th year. Im tracking

  • pinksghetti

    Isn't Japan the country where you aren't allowed to spit or throw gum on the ground without getting in trouble? They believe in being honorable. But I can understand why people would fight for things in Katrina or Haiti especially when you don't have a lot because that's another thing Japan is a very rich country (US is too but we know the wealthy isn't distributed evenly).

    @Redeemed a lot of what you say is true but I believe God loves all colors that's why He made a variety of people.

  • http://twitter.com/jaysreallife Jay Bee

    who has time to loot worldly possessions, ur reward is above..and remember Katrina set the tone for what is to come! Nawlins where u@ God be the glory

  • Run

    When Yah Return you will not be given a SIGN, He said only heathens seek after signs...Save yourself, people think they have all the time in the world to get it right....today could be your day..Are you ready?

  • Run

    @ pinksghetti says:

    @ redeemed777 a lot of what you say is true but I believe God loves all colors that’s why He made a variety of people.

    Research how other cultures came about... and then get back with redeemed777, also research where it all started from, you will find Africa where it all began,

    ***** but so many other cultures see this kinda stuff all the time GOD'S PEOPLE is gonna catch hell, they have denied him and acceped the world IDOL GOD...they say you aint never seen 100,000 black die at one time, well you will we he throw his people in to hell...#justsayin

  • EJLOVE

    Educate me, because I don't get the significance of the numbers, how am I supposed to track them? to what do I cross reference them with? Which time zone am I to use first, because it could be Saturday in China and Friday in America...so please educate me, what is this process, and I am genuinely interested in knowing.

  • http://twitter.com/candyrayne215 spongebobfan

    the 'no looting' story is a not so veiled story to bring down black folk, they looted in haiti and in new orleans ...

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    spongebobfan says:

    the ‘no looting’ story is a not so veiled story to bring down black folk

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    :clap: :clap:

  • whatdoesitmatter

    I was just having a conversation about the way the Japanese have handled themselves in comparison to Haiti and Katrina victims. Before I continue I will say that I am Black(mostly anyway....)To me there is an animalistic nature to us Black folks. So many of us are takers,.. we even take things that aren't ours to have. We act as though whatever we get is owed to us because of the struggles we've endured. We have to get to the point where we rely on ourselves. We have to help ourselves. That's what Japan is doing. Helping themselves. I have witnessed this angry aggressive behavior from us on so many occasions. We lose ourselves and become as animals searching for prey. It makes me think of the way we record and post videos of us fighting, selling drugs, cursing each other out, even raping an 11 yr old girl. I don't care if the government never does anything for us or never support us we have to get to the point where we work together and decide to do for ourselves. That's my two cents.

  • EJLOVE

    spongebobfan says:
    the ‘no looting’ story is a not so veiled story to bring down black folk
    ______________________
    ya know I am really starting to think that Sandra is really a YT...cause she shoal hate her some blacks.

  • Deep Thinking

    Wow the comment count is so low, people like a say so, and there's nothing Black people can do to defend this contrast.

    EJLove thinks Sandra's white because she's telling the truth and reporting a story? lol, lol again another confirmation that when you're Black other Black people expect you to keep your mouth close. This is why this race seems slow because adversity is needed for any culture to progress, it ensures that a group of people are thinking not just reacting as we are so accustom to doing.

    Japan is not looting because Asian people have different core values and mentalities, so when it's time for their true character to show they could not possible mirror the image of Black people.