It's been a while since I got political and having just finished my 10,000 word dissertation I feel a sense of freedom to spout some thoughts on the atrocity that is New Orleans.
Jesus wept, it's like a scene from some horror movie, rotting bodies strewn about, people caged like animals at gun point, no supplies of food, water or basic hygiene equipment and suddenly the most powerful and richest nation in the world looks like some shitty backwater that can't handle a natural disaster in spite of all the resources it has at its disposal.
This man has a right to look worried as he surveys the damage done to a once fine city because the buck stops with him (I've been to New Orleans but to be honest I thought it was a bit of a shit hole but I dipped my hand into the Mississippi and bottled some of the water. I also went to a toilet in a bar and found myself pissing on a trough of ice cubes and lemon...) and it has took until today for the clear out to be completed and work wasn't really started until 5 days after the disaster.
What the fucking hell were they doing, apart from playing their guitars and watching musicals? Nothing, because the rich folk of New Orleans got the hell out whilst the black people were left to fight it out tooth and nail. Let Kanye West said, "George Bush doesn't care about black people!"
Before I go to bed, I spotted this in the Guardian and I have to post it because it makes me both laugh and cry:
And in belated recognition of the depth of the crisis, Washington swallowed its pride and asked for blankets, food and water trucks from the EU and Nato, and beds and medical supplies from Canada.
HOLY FUCK! THE US IS ACCEPTING THE CHARITY OF FRANCE!