Independent Investigative Journalism and Commentary from New Orleans, LA
We all know what God failed New Orleans:That's when it dawns on you: The market is a god that sucks. Yes, it cashed a few out at the tippy top, piled up the loot of the world at their feet, delivered shiny Lexuses into the driveways of their ten-bedroom suburban chateaux. But for the rest of us the very principles that make the market the object of D'Souza's worship, of Gilder's awestruck piety, are the forces that conspire to make life shitty in a million ways great and small. The market is the reason our housing is so expensive. It is the reason our public transportation is lousy. It is the reason our cities sprawl idiotically all across the map. It is the reason our word processing programs stink and our prescription drugs cost more than anywhere else. In order that a fortunate few might enjoy a kind of prosperity unequaled in human history, the rest of us have had to abandon ourselves to a lifetime of casual employment, to unquestioning obedience within an ever-more arbitrary and despotic corporate regime, to medical care available on a maybe/maybe-not basis, to a housing market interested in catering only to the fortunate. In order for the libertarians of Orange County to enjoy the smug sleep of the true believer, the thirty millions among whom they live must join them in the dark.His conclusion is partly correct in that the black political leadership that took over has been just as corrupt as the white leadership that preceded it, but he leaves out the white business leadership. Mainly it's either hypocritical or obtuse to blame the local leadership before the federal government or the national insurance companies.Unfortunately, the last line of the idiot's blog post is laughably incorrect.
wow. scary people over there.
"The View from 1776"? Is that 1776 A.D. -- or B.C.?Mary Landrieu's a socialist? Like Bernie Sanders? Cool! Can I go work in her office? Please?"laissez-rouler les bons temps"?! What a mook. I'll bet he claps on the 1 and the 3. Or maybe just the 1.
I'm still laughing K...that's funny stuff. It took me a while to actually read the blog name....after I had read the post. That gave me a good belly laugh as well.
If I could tell you...This discussion is ongoing all over the place, you just happened upon an online front. (Looks like bsjd hit a counterfront.) It concerns the sons of God versus St. Paul's "creature". A caste system, if you will, which many mistake for race or class or partisan frames. You have to talk to the game in order to be heard back, and your comments in juxtaposition to the others' are not intersecting. Did you get anything from their Statement of Purpose?Mind you, I am not declaring their ideology to have any semblance of truth in it. I am only saying, if you wish to engage, know you must meet them at the points they put forth... this IQ test they mention. It's like an entrance exam, how you respond. And the more people from New Orleans fail to respond correctly, the more these sorts perceive the death of New Orleans to be a valid condemnation. Which is why we (meaning New Orleans) have advocates all over the globe responding in spite of such "talk": these 1776-er type people are the irrelevant ones, the ones "left behind". Capitalism is no contender when the true believers are called by God, and He Himself does not need to argue but simply call to the hearts of those who love Him.The heritage of individual responsibility deified in the post is, essentially, a sons of God "ask and ye shall receive" belief put forth by elitists who fail to recognize the moral responsibility *God* puts forth for those emission-abled charismatics is to uplift the weak and the meek. Where they complain about welfare states, they ought invest in educating the welfare recipients as to "how it's done" instead of frothing and chittering away on "Open Sesame" blogs. The church memberships, on the other hand, have largely come and volunteered at some costs to themselves because they recognize the brotherhood of man means some emit at different ranges and to different purposes, and like the city of New Orleans, don't always make a show of their "virtue".
- His conclusion is partly correct in that the black political leadership that took over has been just as corrupt as the white leadership that preceded it, but he leaves out the white business leadership. Mainly it's either hypocritical or obtuse to blame the local leadership before the federal government or the national insurance companies.it's myopia. he just can't imagine the world is bigger than his own head.
There are more hits than misses in this particular treatise.The Black Church has not been excluded. The entrepreneurial Black pastors are an integral part of New Orleans Political structure.The incestuous relationship between the white Mardi Gras elite and the black Creole elite is not well documented nor is it well understood.
wow....somebody feels better
"The Black Church has not been excluded. The entrepreneurial Black pastors are an integral part of New Orleans Political structure."That's why I called the last line laughable. You see the same with white ministers and the national Republican party and faith-based initiatives. Funny how conservative cynicism about government money doesn't extend to pharisees that take government money.
It's true what he says. Gonads, indeed, have no brains.
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