New Orleans Remembered
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*Video:We Have Been Abandoned By Our Own Country
*Audio:Interview With Mayor of New Orleans
"They are feeding the public a line of bull -
and people are dying down here."
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the American Criminal Elite ....
Americans are seeing firsthand how the power elite in the United States view
the average American, especially the poor simpletons; they are regarded as
cannon fodder and nothing more.
While dead body's float in the streets of New Orleans, it is increasingly clear
that the Federal government is a corrupt and worthless institution ...
It is now nothing more than a criminal plutocracy which takes care of its
interests above the interests of the average American.
After two hundred billion dollars were spent in destabilising Iraq,
slaughtering up to one hundred thousand innocent civilians, blasting
the legs and arms off defenceless children and leaving the country and
region in utter chaos, the best he can do is a brief flyover of the region
and a belated visit, hurriedly put together only because of the protests.
Where are the resources of the Louisiana and Mississippi National Guard?
Well, they are in Iraq conducting a worthless war for the Bush clan.
The common folk in the end of things are nothing more than worthless sheep
to be used and sacrificed at the whims of a criminal class that believes that
they by providence have the godly authority to decide who lives and who dies.
Where is Homeland Security? Another worthless department that was never
designed to protect Americans as the pundits maintained, it was designed to
regulate and keep surveillance on the mesmerized sheep, maybe this time the
sheep will open their eyes and see that the biggest threat to the wellbeing
of the average American emanates from Washington DC and not from the
deserts of Mesopotamia.
Condoleezza Rice was in New York buying shoes and ...
Thousands of Americans have needlessly died in New Orleans, and whilereference ...
babies on Thursday in Louisiana were dieing because of the lack of nutrition
and medical care, the dragon bitch Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was in
New York buying shoes.
The disconnect between American politicians and the masses could not be
greater than it is today, the catastrophe in the Gulf coast has made that reality
ever so clear.
The official neglect by the politicians for the real safety of Americans is more
than disgraceful it is criminal. Have Americans had enough? Only time will tell,
the name Katrina might not only be synonymous with being a killer hurricane,
it might also be known as the killer storm that awoke the American sheep to
the reality that the United States is not a democracy but a banana republic
owned and operated by a ruling plutocracy.
Bush New Orleans Photo Op
the worst natural disasters in American history. "Perhaps the greatest
disappointment stands at the breached 17th Street Levee,"
said Senator Landrieu, a Democrat.
Bush arriving in the disaster area. 10,000
American lives late and everything short.
"Touring this critical site yesterday with the President, I saw
what I believed to
be a real and significant effort to get a handle on a major cause of this
"Flying over this critical spot again this morning, less than 24
hours later, it became apparent that yesterday we witnessed a hastily
prepared stage set for a Presidential photo opportunity.
"The desperately needed resources we saw were this morning reduced to a
single, lonely piece of equipment.
"The good and decent people of south-east Louisiana and the Gulf Coast -*Bush's New Orleans tour a photo-op
black and white, rich and poor, young and old - deserve far better from their
This country is in the clutches of men who do not give a damn about anyonereference ...
but themselves. And what is worse, they have the attention spans of small
children, the warnings about the levees were sounded long ago, and
drills were conducted, but still these men did nothing.
Bush administration policy changes and budget cuts, sapped FEMA's longterm
ability to cushion the blow of hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, tornados,
wildfires and other natural disasters.
Old New Orleans
*Murder and Mayhem in New Orleans
Bush's single-minded focus on the "war against terrorism" has compounded areference ...
natural disaster and turned it into the greatest calamity in American history.
The US has lost its largest and most strategic port, thousands of lives,
and 80% of one of America's most historic cities is under water.
"I really don't know what to say about President Bush," said Richard Dunbar,
60, a Vietnam veteran. "He showed no lack of haste when he wanted to go to
Iraq, but for his own people right here in Louisiana, we get only lip service."
You don't think this civilization can fail in a day- it can. Just give us a half
dozen New Orleans style disasters on the same day. Thanks to the borrow,
spend, and warmonger ways of El Shrubbo, we have neither the personnel
nor the resources to cope.
And believe me, there is a festering, permanent underclass in this country
that is waiting to explode. New Orleans wasn't enough to bring them out en
masse, but if you scale what happened in New Orleans up by perhaps four or
five times, you will have a totally untenable situation.
Homeland Security, my ass.
The American Urban Underclass
If there had been no racism, blacks would have been spread out equally
all over America just like most immigrants after a few generations.
"Now lets discuss the socio-economic realities of your dilemma ....
You as a Ghetto resident are by definition marginal. You have not been given a
choice, and you are not part of the "social contract" and are not integrated onto
the cultural, ideological, social, and economic consensus.
You are disconnected from the social, economic, and cultural mainstream.
From the start you have been deprived of many incentives and benefits given
to all other citizens.
The social tie is non-existent. The mechanism of reciprocity,reference ...
whereby citizens playing by the rules of the game are materially rewarded
for their subjection, appears to be broken where you live in the ghetto."
*Politics of Space in the Ghetto
Instead blacks are forced into greater and greater isolation. In many citiesreference ...
such as Detroit and Chicago 96% of blacks live in all black neighborhoods -
against their own stated desire, says all polls. In these pages you can see many
of the people I lived with as a vagabond and still live with today between my
*USA - Victims of ghettoization and white flight
As we watch the aftermath of hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, I cannot help
but think we might be looking at a microcosm of the collapse of
western civilization. Is this the way the world ends, not with a bang but in chaos?
In America the rich can afford to flee
They left us here to die ....
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The Real New Orleans
"Most of the stuff written about New Orleans is dark, spooky luscious haunted
courtyard crapola," she says. "New Orleans is dark, spooky, luscious and all
that, but that's only the stage set. Underneath it's both more ominous and just
I live in a Third World city," she says, complete with a corrupt local
government ("politics here is more a spectator sport... we mostly love
the scandals"), a population that's three-quarters black, has its own weird
religions and speaks its own dialect, and a poor people's obsession with food.
"A Confederacy of Dunces," is really the only honest book about
New Orleans, because it's fundamentally about a city that's just stuffed
full of divine stupidity. Look at where they built the place - it's sinking,
it's full of mosquitoes, it breeds malaria and yellow fever."
She stops, finishes her coffee in two quick gulps, and then goes on,
covering magic shops, the murder rate (recounting the details of a series
of sensational murders in New Orleans history), the "gaudy, idolatrous nature"
of Catholicism here ("we turn the saints into characters in our lives") and the
above-ground cemeteries ("we like to keep our dead in our midst, so we can keep
an eye on them"), the culture of conviviality that revolves around, "if you're up
for a little adventure."
"Adventure is my FBI file name," I said.
"I'll drive," she says. We walk out and hop into her big, old American sedan.
She grimaces as she reaches around to put on her seatbelt, and explains
"I hurt my back a while ago." She looks at me and smiles mischeviously,
"turned me into quite the vicodin junkie."
We drive to the 9th Ward, a desperately poor, almost entirely black
"This is the New Orleans no one wants to see," she says, as we drive by the little
wooden houses and liquor stores. I count three burned out cars, then stop
counting. "But this is where it all comes from."
We turn up a side street to the levy see two old ornate Victorian houses built on
steamboat fortunes, and then walk up the bank to look at the river.
Trash is strewn across the grass, and the water looks oily.
A sign warns against fishing. "Mmm..." I say, "polluted water."
"Yeah, listing the fecal chloroform count, it doesn't really put you in the mood to swim,
does it?" she says.
We get back in the car, drive around: a rusted-out car in a vacant lot,
weeds growing up through the empty windows; a small baby playing in a
puddle on the street; four men sitting on a sagging porch, bottles in their hands.
A hand-lettered sign on the side of a church, "In the beginning, Cain killed his
brother with a rock. Today Cain is still killing his brother with a rock. Let's stop
Cain from killing again."
Underneath the sign is a crude drawing of a black Cain killing a black Abel.
"The true madness of New Orleans is not vampires and alligators in the swamps
- though this place is fucking haunted - it's this," she says, waving her hand.
"Anyone who comes here and makes more than a cursory exploration will
come to the bluntly obvious conclusion that this place is ridiculous and
depressing, that the debauchery here is a pure response to heartbreak.
This city has failed so often, there's so many things we can't do - our streets
may be full of potholes, our sewer system may stink, our schools may suck,
but man, can we throw a party.
That's why there's a big festival every month, a big party... and,
um, a permanent one going on in the French Quarter. If your world
gets shitty enough, knowing how to have a good time is more than a
survival skill, it's kind of a fuck you."
*Carnival Video New Orleans
*Mardi Gras Videos New Orleans
*A Love Note to New Orleans