Thursday, December 20, 2007

In Our Country?

Some of you are familiar with my New Orleans posts which are more than just interesting pictures. Candy Minx also posted several about the aftermath of Katrina.

People are protesting living quarters being torn down for a more "homogeneous" neighborhood. We now have a diaspora of African Americans - will it become even greater in number? I think our future history books will look back on this whole situation with shame. Maybe further into the future, the outcome will be better for them, but I can't help but think of the "Trail of Tears." How can the outcome be better when the decision is not in your hands? Still, only time will tell.

Here is a link to demonstrations in New Orleans protesting the demolition and the police reactions.


Ya Think? said...

I believe what has frightened me most since all began with the governments backs turned on those in need in New Orleans is the blatency of it. They don't care! But when you look at the blatency of the government not putting projects up for bids and it all goes to Haliburton, this is not much different. We are in a new time. A few years ago a professor stated that we are heading back into puritan times. Unfortunately that is not flowery like it sounds. It is about the survival of the fittest and big dollars. The aged, disabled, and uneducated are very disposable, not to mention discrimination is live and well. Human rights are beginning to be taken away more more quickly than they were given.

I am with you on all of this. It is disheartening.

tweetey30 said...

the only thing I have to say is that if the houses need to be torn down from mold and such thend do it but if they are perfectly fine why bother. Those poor people. I still feel for them.

Anonymous said...

tha govts only job is tha only 1 thay dun do n that is 2 protcect the borders of this country life sux if u sit on ur bum n wait 4 the govt 2 fix i u lose that is all
happy christmas happy life m done bye