Katrina was a hurricane. But...
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It wasn't the hurricane that flooded New Orleans. It was not
broken levees, as you might imagine, that flooded New Orleans. Broken walls of some
un-used canals flooded the city. These canal structures that failed, inexplicably, run through centers of the city, a sea-coast city below sea-level.
But then, it wasn't the broken walls that destroyed New Orleans. There seems to have been a deliberate neglect of the drowning city, that evolved into a blatant attempt by
corrupt officals to utilize the disaster to facilitate a real estate land-grab by developers.
This group was formed by me
when I heard Michael Chertoff, on TV, say that he was withholding support from the city. It appeard to me, he was holding aid as if he were holding back reinforcements back from a military offensive.
When I heard Michael Chertoff's military sounding statement, I knew then that there was trouble; it felt to me like an offensive in a long held struggle to hurt a
remarkable culture, brought here from Africa as slaves.
This, the African American, or as I have
known it, the Black culture, is the dominant musical culture in the world today. Yet, the elite of the white culture (now the global multicultural elite)
that brought these Africans here, seeks, still, to destroy it; this is the overwhelming evidence of this group.
I temporarially converted my
Matrix of Trust group to the purpose of creating action to shame our congressional leaders into
doing their job of protecting the people.
As it turns out, we have here an amazing history of a equally amazingly thin slice of time.
Within a few short days of news reaching us that pets were being abandoned, by force by federal officials, congress enacted law
protecting pets during time of disaster. I believe that we did that, I feel so becuase we were
the number one source for knowledge through the entire disaster, we were ranked number one on
google as a Katrina forum. This, despite the capital purposes of Care2 that prevented the world
from seeing our documentation without having to register with Care2 (the management has since changed that).
I heard, many times, our exact sentiments on NPR from various
reporters speaking in hushed nervous voices.
I am building a history of this group, not as a Katrina timeline, but as a timeline of our
experience. I am also building a plan, for my degree, of an action web community called "The
New Model for Just In Time Research."
In our documents are an exact synopsis of the problems the
US democracy faces today, not to mention the problems encountered by a democractic action group.
There will be no mea-culpa here; but I believe the evidence, and the bigger pictures of national and regional racism and corruption, can still imprison those guilty for such massive depraved indifference. This is again, no different than slavery and the done to the Native tribes.