Got this one from a couple of different sources, including Houston, Florida, and South Louisiana today…

Author unknown, but pretty much on the money…

Hundreds and hundreds of small boats pulled by countless pickups and SUVs from across the South are headed for Houston or Florida. Almost all of them driven by men. They’re using their own property, sacrificing their own time, spending their own money, and risking their own lives for one reason: to help total strangers in desperate need.

Most of them are by themselves. Most are dressed like the redneck duck hunters and bass fisherman they are. Many are veterans. Most are wearing well-used gimme-hats, t-shirts, and jeans; and there’s a preponderance of camo. Most are probably gun owners, and most probably voted for Trump.

These are the people the Left loves to hate, the ones Maddow mocks. The ones Maher and Olbermann just *know* they’re so much better than. These are The Quiet Ones. They don’t wear masks and tear down statues. They don’t, as a rule, march and demonstrate.

But they’ll spend the next several days wading in cold, dirty water; dodging gators and water moccasins and fire ants; eating whatever meager rations are available; and sleeping wherever they can in dirty, damp clothes. Their reward is the tears and the hugs and the smiles from the terrified people they help. They’ll deliver one boatload, and then go back for more.

When disaster strikes, it’s what men do. Real men. Heroic men. American men. White men, Black men, Asian men, Hispanic men. And then they’ll knock back a few shots, or a few beers with like-minded men they’ve never met before, and talk about fish, or ten-point bucks, or the benefits of hollow-point ammo, or their F-150.

And the next time they hear someone talk about “the patriarchy”, or “male privilege”, they’ll snort, turn off the TV, if they have one, and go to bed.

In the meantime, they’ll likely be up again before dawn. To do it again. Until the helpless are rescued. And the work’s done.

They’re unlikely to be reimbursed. There won’t be medals. They won’t care. They’re the unsung heroes. And it’s what heroes do, get the job done and move on to the next job, or go home and resume their daily lives.

This is what built America… And NOT what the left wants to hear, or admit… Where are the volunteers from Antifa? Where are their donations to the relief efforts?



Rednecks… — 11 Comments

  1. There are probably a few moderate, yellow dog democrats in the Cajun Navy, but the progressive left doesn’t claim them anyway.

  2. And, while there may be some black men, hispanic men, and asian men in the Cajun Navy, they are predominantly white, and middle class.

    Not that the folks that they rescue care about their race. Just that they are helping.

  3. While the pajama boys of the Progressive Left open their pie holes and spew useless BS about the oppression of everything by white, middle-class, heterosexual, Christian men, the latter go out and make a difference in the world. God Bless those who did this.

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  5. Hey Old NFO;

    Those are the forgotten ones, the ones that help their neighbors…as is proper. Now BLM was involved in the relief effort…some of their supporters tried to hijack a couple of boats.

  6. DH- Good point!

    B- True, but EVERYONE of every ethnic background was participating in both places.

    Bill- Amen…

    Bob- Yeah, and they didn’t ‘survive’ the experience, apparently…

  7. I spent 12 days, post-Katrina, working with folks like this (I and some co-workers worked S&R with St. Tammany Parish SO) and they are the best ever! Not the tea-and-crumpets types, more like Budweiser and pork rinds, but if they say they’ve got your back, they mean it! Couldn’t ask for better folks to work with!

  8. …was happy and proud to see on the news a dozen or more (Minnesota) Ottertail Power boom trucks and crews headed for Florida…things come around…twenty years ago after a bad blizzard, we were glad to see a long line of Manitoba Hydro vehicles heading south across the border…

  9. Yep. We much reviled Catholics will be putting trucks full of supplies on the road in a few days. Said trucks will prolly be driven by Knights of Columbus. Wondering where the trucks driven by our biggest critics will be.