Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Katrina - One Year Later
So many ways to go with this post. It's important to honor the memory of those who died, important to help and comfort those who struggle, important to demand accountability from the various levels of the government. It's important to ask why one of the cultural landmarks of this country is worth nothing much to the Bush administration, it's important to ask why the poorest among us are seen as worthless pieces of flotsam and jetsam, and it's important to ask what this says about the rest of us. All of this is very important, but there are others who cover these topics so much better.
The most I can do is to urge you not to forget the victims of Katrina, the survivors of Katrina, and not to let this administration flood them in orchestrated memory corrections. Then go read Digby for the larger picture, and if you find your anger waning too much, check out the stupid things that were said about the Katrina tragedy.