What's going down in the Big Easy?
Aside from promoting Tom DiLorenzo’s recent post on FEMA and adding Scott Bieser’s “U.S. Out of New Orleans!” bumper-sticker to the sidebar, I’ve been pretty quiet about Katrina and the Big Easy.
First, he suspects that reports of violence and chaos in
“Something very ugly is afoot. The Feds want civilians to get out, to not watch whatever it is the feds have planned for the place. I suspect they deliberately facilitated a hellish situation so that those who did leave would never want to go back and rebuild. It makes me want to go down and live there myself.”
Yesterday, James added this:
“There are unconfirmed reports that many people near the levee break heard an explosion right before the flood. There is speculation that the break was a form of ‘damage control’; it was going to break anyway, so make sure the richest parts of town didn’t get the brunt of it.
“Last June’s Supreme Court decision Kelo vs. New London officially validated the on-going practice of governments taking from private property owners and giving it to richer people in the name of commercial development and greater tax revenue.
this to take place. Evacuated homeowners who want to come back and rebuild on their own land will be prevented from doing so. The city (or the state, or even the feds) will take the land from them and give it to developers. The poor and modest homeowners, even after receiving decent-sized insurance checks and government checks, will be priced out of the city. A category-5-proof levee will be built making the city an attractive destination, but land values and rents will be too high for most people. Yet the French Quarter will return in all its glory, and the Saints will be given the most plush stadium in New Orleans . Americans will be proud of how the city ‘came back.’ And now it won’t have all those poor and fearsome black people!” America
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