Sunday, April 29, 2007
I ain't sayin' Bush a Goldigga....but he ain't helpin' out no broke *****z
Most Katrina Aid From Overseas Went Unclaimed
Can we accept these gifts without the Fed's involvement? I'll put up a paypal account and send an email to the U.A.E asking them if they want to donate online.
A few days after the storm, Kanye West proclaimed that Bush doesn't like black people...I disagree. I don't think it has anything to do with race. I think he doesn't like poor people. I think this country doesn't like poor people. It's an embarrasement for us to admit we have extreme pockets of poverty in this country...ie. New Orleans.
One thing I haven't been able to wrap my head around in the aftermath of Katrina, is the pure hatred and loathing of New Orleans which has emanated from right wing pundits on the internet. I now believe I'm beginning to understand where that hatred is coming from. They don't hate us because we were a mostly African American city, they don't hate us because 49% of the city is below sea level, they don't hate us because our leaders are buffoons....they hate us because we're poor. They view us as an embarrassment to the notion of America as a super-rich, super power.
Katrina exposed this country's dirty little secret...we're not so super. For that, New Orleans must be isolated in this country's collective consciousness as an anomaly.
New Orleans was such an embarrassment that the Bush administration couldn't accept the nearly 1 billion dollars in aid being offered by other countries. Subsequently, this city is still running on life support without adequate flood protection. 1 billion dollars...we could have used that money to hire someone besides "the Corpse" to rebuild our levees.
It's truly infuriating to me....not only has the Bush administration failed to live up to it's promise to rebuild New Orleans, it stifled those who would actually help us. We are at the mercy of these incompetent, callous bastards until 2008...I hope we can survive until then.
This city has not been forgotten....it's been ignored. I think it's important to note the difference.