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Saturday, September 03, 2005

Disappointed

I had a conversation yesterday with a longtime friend. We talked about Katrina, of course, as the entire planet continues to discuss it. She said of the people trapped "they are people who have tended to make poor decisions all through their lives". I ended the conversation quickly after trying to do a bit of analytical thinking with her...but it quickly became clear that her meaning was "if those people are stupid enough to live there, and dumb enough not to have the means to escape, they got what they deserve." I'm disappointed with her. I'm disappointed with our government and the mess that continues. The only good thing about the relentless media coverage is that the general public knows what a fiasco the US leaders made of the rescue efforts. Amazing photos of the aftermath found over at Susan's EBC

1 Comments:

  • At 9/04/2005 01:16:00 PM, Blogger Cait said…

    Oh, I think there's plenty of blame to go around in NO. I think the city and state dropped the ball when they didn't even try to evacuate the poorest of the poor - or the hospitals. It isn't as if the situation with the levees wasn't a known fact. To be honest, I think it's because they were poor and black, mostly, that there was no effort made to evacuate those who had no other way out. Pretty sad, considering that the mayor of NO is himself black.

     

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