That video hurt me on so many levels to watch, but I am glad you post it; I can not express it in words without my heart aching so I will keep my viewpoints limited. Unfortunately, you have some people in America that took great joy in what happened to the people in New Orleans who couldn’t get out. That should have never happened in America, but then again it definitely displayed how the present leadership felt about blacks and the poor.
It is depressing to see how little things have changed when it comes to race in America. Finally, witnessing what is happening in Memphis because of race, I do not see things changing anytime soon. I actually fear hate mongers on both sides are setting the stage for the race war they have always wanted in this country. Hopefully, some sort of divine intervention will prevent that because as Americans we have bigger problems on the horizons for meddling in the Middle East and allowing China to own us.
I don’t think it’s exclusively blacks that this administration loathes; I think it’s the poor in general.
In this tragedy, one of the poorest, blackest cities in America was transformed into Waterworld, and the federal government simply shrugged. I won’t absolve Ray Nagin— He should have called for the mandatory evacuation much earlier and used whatever resources he had to to make it happen. But once the levees broke and the water started rising, there was no municipal option left open— The city does not control a fleet of helicopters and boats. And thanks to Bush’s ridiculous war in Iraq, 3000 members of Lousiana’s 256th National Guard brigade were bleeding into sand rather than stuffing sand into bags to shore up the levees.
I guess if we fight the hurricanes there, we don’t have to fight them here.
Had this happened in Kennebunkport, the response would have been swift. People in Mississippi lost their homes, but they weren’t drowning on the streets of their own neighborhoods, and FEMA made it to MS first. You can call it a calculated decision, or you can call it incompetence— Which is a quality you look for more in a president?