FEMA Tent Cities

Written By Jeff Siegel

Posted November 12, 2012

Her name is Ashley Sabol.

I don’t know her, but according to a Reuters piece I read this morning, she is a 21-year old woman from Seaside Heights who told reporters that the FEMA tent city which has been set up to accommodate those left homeless by Hurricane Sandy, is a place where she feels like she’s in a concentration camp.

Here’s what a FEMA tent looks like. . .


Here’s what a concentration camp looks like. . .


Don’t get me wrong. I was disgusted to learn that during below-freezing temperatures, women and children were huddling together in these tents because there was no heat.

Why FEMA couldn’t get a couple of generators and space heaters working is beyond me. And this further proves the point that when it comes to disasters like these, the only person you can rely on is yourself.

I do feel for all those folks who lost their homes and now have to rely on the government to house and feed them. As well, it’s beyond frustrating to know that we have no problem stocking up on bullets and drones for homeland security, but we fall short when it’s time to look after our own. This is simply unacceptable.

Still, all that being said, comparing life in a FEMA tent city to a concentration camp just shows how disassociated we have become to the realities of life outside our borders. If you want to see what a modern-day concentration camp really looks like, check this out. . .

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