…that people would be living in FEMA camps, and well
When George W. Bush was president, people on the far left pushed an internet conspiracy theory about the government forcing people to live in FEMA Camps.
The conspiracy was eventually debunked by… Glenn Beck.
While I’m not a conspiracy theory guy, I can’t help but notice that many of the victims of Hurricane Sandy are currently living in…. a FEMA Camp.
Know what it’s called? Camp Freedom. The residents report a prison like environment.
George Orwell, please call your office…
He stood and talked in the cool morning air a short distance up the road after security at the front gate threatened to have his car removed outside the entrance to what Sotelo’s identification tag calls “Camp Freedom,” even though it more closely resembles a prison camp.
The Seaside Heights, N.J., resident was at a Toms River, N.J., arena with his wife and three kids a half hour before the shelter opened as superstorm Sandy approached last week. On Wednesday, Sotelo was part of a contingent shifted to this makeshift tent city in a parking lot across the road from a racetrack about 30 miles north.
“Sitting there last night you could see your breath,” Sotelo said. Outside temperatures hovered below freezing, in the upper 20s and low 30s. “At (the arena) the Red Cross made an announcement that they were sending us to permanent structures up here that had just been redone, that had washing machines and hot showers and steady electric, and they sent us to tent city. We got (expletive).
“The elections are over, and here we are. There were Blackhawk helicopters flying over all day and night. They have heavy equipment moving past the tents all night.”
Welcome to the part of the disaster where people start falling through the cracks.
No media is allowed inside the fenced complex, which houses operations for Jersey Central Power & Light’s army of workers from out of the area.