Thursday, September 01, 2005

New Orleans SOS

Chaos in New Orleans
I wonder how I would feel if my mayor ordered the police to stop saving people in order to start shooting looters. I wonder how I would feel if the National Guard were arriving in droves, only to serve the same purpose.

You want to stop the looting and violence? Get the people who have been perched on the roof of submerged cars for 4 days now. Get people off the tops of houses. Get people out of the Superdome. Fuck the TV sets and jewelry. People are DYING.

Of course, the problem is, there is no city to go back to. The people who have to be saved have nowhere to go, nothing to bring. And it's not going to be like that just for a few weeks... it's going to be like that for a very long time. There are only so many weeks you can live in the Astrodome wearing only the clothes on your back.

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Aethlos said...

You're right. You're so right. How could ANY property crime be worth diverting life-saving rescue missions? Insanity.

Fresh? said...

But you get to have sex in the Astrodome.

So that's something.

Anonymous said...

I think the point is that looters were not simply looting, but inflicting bodily harm on others. With 220,000 Louisianians coming to the Great State of Texas, I'm glad to report that our governor is now saying go elswhere. Welcome to Texas--Looters Will Be Shot on Sight.