Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Parabasis: Rebuilding Justice:

The exact opposite has happend in Katrina-ravaged New Orleans.  An "opportunity" has been discovered and exploited.  The same contractors and companies responsible for our disasterous occupation of Iraq (and all of the fraud, waste, abuse and thievery that goes with it) have been awarded similar contracts to "help" rebuild New Orleans.  Over one billion dollars of money is currently unaccounted for.  New Orleans is now a majority white city.

Why is this happening?  For many reasons. But chief among them is that corporatist America, including both parties, see an opportunity to rebuild New Orleans as a kind of Capatalist Dream World, a Disneyland on the Mississippi.

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