Friday, September 02, 2005

I look at

the news footage of the Battle of New Orleans & am horrified. Is this the richest, the most powerful country on the planet? No-one seems to be arranging for relief to flow or to get it there, no-one seems to be able to get their shit together. How many days is it now?

I look at most of the people in the news footage. Black, & poor, unable to escape. Is this why white Amerika is not coming to help? Some form of racial cleansing?

I look at the news footage & wonder how those who embrace the right-wing pseudo-science of intelligent design will explain this away. The Sodom & Gomorrah theory has already been bruited about.

I look at the news footage & think: Maybe somebody should suggest to the great facade, the great procrastinator, the great insincere puppet aka George W. Borg that perhaps he invade New Orleans. At least that way there would be unlimited people & supplies arriving for a population that actually needs them.

1 comment:

Michael Parker said...

Great post! I'm so glad you see it this way. Being from America, I've been appalled at the lack of interest. What is sad is that I doubt anyone will be held accountable for the failure to act right away. The White House starting blaming the state and local authorities today, which is trying to direct the blame off of themselves. It's always a game for them.