Still Mismanaged to a Criminal Level

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I want arrest warrants issued for all US government officials, local and national, who have missed continuous chances to really initiate a true sustainable plan for the gulf coast in rebuilding and properly preparing the coast line for the storms that are inevitable.  I suppose as its only a cat-2, the charge for mismanaging Gustav will only be criminal negligence and embezzling relief funds.  But I want to see people brought to justice who have not fulfilled their promise as public servants.  While we’re at it, we can issue long overdue murder and attempted murder warrants to all those  who stood by before, during, and after Katrina only a couple of years ago.  Being fired or shuffled from your cabinet position does not count as justice, a trial is still necessary.

Now we watch Gustav pass over the Gulf Coast, it isn’t Katrina in many ways, but the truth that Katrina confirmed, once again shines through — the money hasn’t gone where it should have, the recovery has still not been properly carried out. Levees in places like the West Bank aren’t finished, while others are simply too small.. and in either case, these are known facts. In other words, criminal acts where individuals have failed to do their essential jobs – planning, funding, and carrying out the work that is needed.

As I write this there are levees over topping and spilling over into neighborhoods around New Orleans. Authorities are quick to point out this damage is no problem and that in some cases the rebuilt levees are just barely managing to hold.  All this from a category 2 hurricane and storm surge. What would happen with a category 3 or 4? Would the city’s flood protection system be able to handle such storms that will, of course, come eventually? No.

There’s money for political party conventions and sending everyone a check for a few hundred dollars. There’s even money somewhere in Louisiana, set aside for Katrina recovery and properly rebuilding infrastructure, but none of this money goes where it can do any good, towards preserving communities and saving lives.

The storms continue and the criminals, they carry on as if they’ve done nothing wrong.

3 thoughts on “Still Mismanaged to a Criminal Level

  1. The US Government, is only intrested in something closer to home (Washington DC) And not being racist but with such a large population of Blacks, there is only a bare minimum being done. Add on top the amount of poor, the only reason anything got done was THE WORLD WAS WATCHING!!!. And as soon as it turned its back things slowed back down to a bare minimum.
    The US needs strong leadership not wrong leadership, and that’s going to happpen just after the moon is discovered to be made of blue cheese. Well never. It’s the Same old Same old, the desire to be in political office means the person in question is unsuitable. I know I am repeating my self, but until the mass takes interest in what these legalised criminals are doing, nothing is going to happen.
    Just short of someone walking into congress with a “Mars attacks” ray gun and evaporating the lot, ther is nothing that can be done, because the only way to get this problem sorted is to start from scratch. And how do you do that, Revolution is how, and that is not going to happen either. The US citizens are either, too down trodden, too afraid or too comfortable.
    Unlike the rest of the world it is also unlikely that a power bigger than the US will point out where they are going massivly wrong, the resons for that are obvious, who could honestly do that with out being reminded of thier own massive problems.
    I feel sorry for the people of New Orleans, because until the City is totally flatend and must be left to ruins, they will constantly be moving in and out of the City, with an uncertian future.

  2. Amen.

    The ruling elite don’t want New Orleans to return to what it was. Ultimately, they want the population dispersed and divided and the potentially valuable sections of real estate to fall into the hands of rich developers. Then the appropriate action will be taken to secure the levees.

  3. I agree with most everything said, but I’m always dubious of the old ‘kill the politicians and lawyers’ approach. Like it or not, the US is a democracy and, as depressing as it is to say this, congress is an accurate representation of the American people. If we ray gun congress… we will just elect a new batch of losers to replace them. We need cultural change. We are overstimulated and numb and that makes us easy to distract with shiny objects.

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