Saturday, September 09, 2006

Gulf Coast Blues.


One year later and what have we got?
Tens of thousands still displaced and still a visible path of destruction.

In a sense, it was just another nail in the coffin for the 21st Century Gilded Age with a touch of ethnic clensing built in.

The government does next to nothing for these people, but KBR and Bechtel come to town and soak up all kinds of money for "rebuilding" while they hire illegals and other laborers for sub-standard wages.

Now the real fun starts. With all the blacks gone, the rich white folks who rightfully own the South can start stip-malling and McMansioning the whole place. They'll keep around enough brown people for working at the club and mowing the lawns, of course.

5 comments:

Dawn Benko said...

And whose fault is that?

Mike V. said...

well, since the government pretty much abandoned people to their deaths, you "do the math" as they say.

Ricardo said...

Yep, it's all one big rezoning project that's sick.

Tom Harper said...

"Whose fault is that?" It's the fault of them damn lazy nigras, of course. They should've just gotten in their cars (which they might not have) and driven through the flooded streets, abandoning all invalids, household pets and any belongings that couldn't fit in the car.

Landcomm1 said...

It's so damn sad. We vacationed in the Big Easy in 2005, staying at a low-cost econo-hotel near the lake. Although we rented a car for a day for out-of-town sight-seeing, we mostly took public transportation to and from our hotel. We saw the poverty but we also saw the unique character, people, architecture... everything which made New Orleans the special place that it was. It is now changed and probably forever because we don't care about the poor folks who didn't have the insurance to rebuild their homes and lives; instead, they'll sell their lots and move out and away from the area. In their place will be the haves rather than the have-nots; as has been noted elsewhere, New Orleans has become a place where the rich - presumably Republicans - can run their southern powerbase from. Bah. Bastard son-of-a-bitches!