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for want of the price of tea and a slice, the old man died

Posted on 2005.03.09 at 10:57
How I feel about it all: irateirate
Soundtrack: Pink Floyd - Us and Them
This video is from Fox News. Hannity and Combs, to be precise. Go watch and then come back.

What that bit of truth (Truth! FROM FOX REPORTERS!!! MY WORLD IS IMPLODING!) says is basically this:

They're not letting them out. THEY'RE NOT LETTING THEM OUT. They're not letting the victims of Katrina and this insane, incompetent pseudorescue movement out of the city. They could walk over the bridge to lights, food and clean water, to life, and they're locking them in. Like the SOVIET UNION. Or East Berlin. Freaking CHECKPOINT CHARLIE. Just the kind of thing that America has always said they stand AGAINST. And Hannity and Combs, those fascist lying bastards, couldn't shut Geraldo and Shep Smith up, because there were no arguments to be made. The truth was staring them in the face, literally, out of the eyes of mothers and babies. Non-white mothers and babies, and don't even try to tell me that race and class aren't factors in all this.

George W. Bush has failed his people again. He could have fixed the Levee problem before the storm, YEARS before the storm. But he was so fixated on his illegal war in Iraq that the idea of thousands of people getting buried by water as New Orleans flooded didn't occur to him. Even though there had been a simulation that was so close to being what actually happened that it's spooky. Which is even worse, because that means that it actually MIGHT have occurred to him but he just didn't care.

Go read bookshop's LJ. Read dorrie6's and patchfire's. Especially read what patchfire's mum (who is a wonderful, lovely, classy lady, btw *g*) says about it all. She's right. And you know what? Kanye West just might be, too.

Also, willysunny, are you up for lunch tomorrow? I don't have your number anymore!

ETA: I have unlocked this entry, as I did not mean to lock it. I was wondering why nobody commented on all the pretty songs, and then I realised it was locked so only patchfire could read it. I blame LJ. Because I can. If you can't download the songs anymore, let me know and I'll resend!


robinhoo at 2005-09-03 17:18 (UTC) ()
That is the single most terrifying thing I've ever seen. Not even 9/11 was that scary to me, and why? Because this time it's our. own. government. The SuperDome has become the Warsaw Ghetto. I'm so scared I'm sick.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-09-03 17:28 (UTC) ()
The SuperDome has become the Warsaw Ghetto.

Last week I'd say this was overreacting. I don't think so anymore. Even with all my disapproval of Dubya, I always thought, well, this is America, those things don't happen here. They won't.

Oh, but they do. *digs head out of sand*
robinhoo at 2005-09-03 17:41 (UTC) ()
That's exactly how I feel. And shit, yesterday I'd've said it's overreacting. But I'm sorry, when there's salvation less than a mile away, and yet people of a certain class (poor) and not of a certain racial group (white) are locked in somewhere, prevented from reaching that salvation.... Where's the difference from the ghettos of Nazi-occupied Poland and Czechoslovakia? Because that's just how they started.

I posted a link to this video in my LJ -- hope that's okay with you. I feel that people need to see this, because I would never have believed it if I hadn't seen it.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-09-03 17:43 (UTC) ()
I wish everyone would post a link.

I was going to make a comparison to Stalingrad, but I chickened out. I probably should have.
The Moonlight Sonata
moonlight69 at 2005-09-03 19:28 (UTC) ()

I hate my government.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2005-09-03 23:06 (UTC) ()
Me too. Actually, I fear my government. I don't really like the word 'hate', because it's addictive and I don't want that addiction, say thankya. I do love my country, though. She just needs to wake up.
oohlaphlegm at 2005-09-03 21:43 (UTC) ()
There are no words. None. I'm speechless with disgust. Nothing they do to hurt those people surprises me anymore. But the horror remains. Those bureaucratic, cruel, stupid bastards!!!!!! aeiroaen;kajsnrdjsan :(((((((
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