After a recent statement that he made Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long has some serious explaining to do after he said, “spousal abuse goes through the roof. You can’t blame spousal abuse after a disaster on anybody.” At a time when the #Me Too era has been turned into a witch hunt and used to ruin the lives of men all over the country before they even have a chance to step inside a courtroom, and Democrats are doing everything that they can to keep Judge Brett Kavanaugh from becoming the newest justice on the Supreme Court, Brock Long has some very serious explaining to do indeed and he had better choose his words very carefully. The highly controversial statement that gives the impression there are times when spousal abuse is acceptable was made during a recent segment of NBC’s Meet the Press.
During the recent segment on “Meet the Press” Brock Long explained that he believes research like the recent study that George Washington University conducted after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico could not be viewed as absolutely conclusive, because such research often times involves individuals who may have died due to factors that may have been caused by storm, but who were not killed by the storm itself.
When the topic of Hurricane Florence came up during his time on “Meet the Press” Brock Long said, “In Hurricane Florence, you might see more deaths indirectly occur as time goes on, because people have heart attacks due to stress, they fall off their house trying to fix their roof, they die in car crashes because they go through intersections where the stop lights weren’t working,”
He may have been okay if he had stopped there with what he was saying, but the words of Brock Long did not end there. As he continued his statement Brock Long said, “there’s all kinds of studies on this that we take a look at. Spousal abuse goes through the roof. You can’t blame spousal abuse after a disaster on anybody.”
At the time of this writing FEMA has made no effort to clarify the words of their administrator that delivers the message that spousal abuse after a natural disaster is something that is acceptable and can not be blamed on anyone. Well while FEMA at this time has offered no clarification on the words of Director Brock Long, my readers can relax in the knowledge that this writer personally takes spousal abuse very seriously and I strongly encourage anyone who finds themselves in such a situation whether they be a man or a woman to get help and try to relocate to some place where they will be safe. If you are in a situation where you are abused by your spouse or significant other do know that there are people out there who are ready to help you.
Phone number: 1-800-799-7233
It does not matter what time it is, day or night. Reach out and contact these people. Someone is always there ready to help you even if FEMA feels that nobody is to blame.