I've been trying desperately to sleep and cannot. I keep thinking of all the awful firsthand accounts I've read from the survivors. I keep trying to make sense of the sickening response of the government. Why is the government so deliberately denying aid from other governments, private citizens, and worst of all from itself? Why would they be making such an awful disaster so much worse? All I can do is speculate wildly about what the possible benefit could be. The PR for this should be terrible. It should be a politician's worst nightmare. But it's not. How can the corporate media be so coldly covering up what's really happening and dulling down what's so painfully obvious? My stomach turns and my heart aches terribly to think about what I've seen and read. I'm so incredibly angry, I don't know what to do with my emotions.
Another thing that is nagging at the back of my mind is that this could be us as soon as next year. Gas prices are projected to be almost $5 a gallon. This will be devestating to the entire nation. Everything, EVERYTHING is effected by gas prices. Think about it. Sure we may not be under water, but resources will be exclusive all the same. If New Orleans is a taste of the government's response to disaster, we are surely all fucked. When countries are in such shambles, governments become extremely desperate to cling to power and become very dangerous. New Orleans is a miniature example of that right now. I don't know about you but, like the people stuck in New Orleans when the evacuation was finally called, I do not have the resources to flee.
Where will we all be and how will we be living in the next couple years? We need to get tight and plan for it now.
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