Robert_Pauley at oxy.com
Robert_Pauley at oxy.com
Fri Sep 2 23:16:47 EDT 2005
Agreed, Mr. Mitchell. And while we are human and fallible, some of us
also are exceptionally corrupt and incompetent, as, for example, the
entire political infrastructure of New Orleans, which knew about its
weak sea walls for years and did nothing, and which tolerated also for
years a violent and increasingly brazen criminal element (a violent
crime rate 10 times the national average). New Orleans cannot manage
itself on a good day, and so if one wants to know why it could not
coordinate a swift and effective response on a sequence of very bad
ones, one may of course look for blame to the distance as it one's
predictable political cant, but it would make more sense to look no
further than an inept, third-world city hall.
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Subject: [percy-l] hurricanes
well since both list are talking about it, and since both share
common readers... why not chime in a piss people off.
yes your all correct. did you know that our federal government,
has strict guidlines on how it must respond to the suffereings of
african-american people. the lack of help, was actually due to a
specific wait time, we must follow, whenever there is a crisis involving
poor black persons such as just happened. our governing officials
actually sit and watch and chuckle at their suffering. then at the last
moment, decide to send in help. oh wait, actually, they knew what was
going to happen, and could have prevented it.
we are human and fallible, and im certain mistakes were made and
will be. but if you think this is race driven... call me cold, kick me
off your listserves, but your full of shit!
my rant amidst a time of great sadness for those hit by a
"It's the first week of school and I am utterly haunted by the
of the Gulf Coast area (Why is help taking so long? Why isn't
media asking the class or race questions?) I know these are not
direct Percy points, but I think there are parallels. Your point
about mimetic desire would be a lovely thread at which to pull.
Surely this applies to Tom More and the man on the train
and even Will Barrett."
"IMHO the most significant anachy assoicated with the disaster
in New Orleans is the US Federal government's woefully indifferent and
criminally inadquate response to the suffering of poor black americans.
As an american I'm ashamed of our religious and racial bigotry. First
Iraq and now this. May god forgive us. "
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