Originally posted by Lady Lily
JLC, I would be interested in getting your opinion on the interview.
Spike Lee interview on CNN...hmm.
1. I stopped listening to outside black leadership on Katrina when the Reverend Jackson
brought down people on a bus just to get the "poor
N.O. people back home" when most of them wern't here...and then didn't have 1. a place for them to stay, and 2. didn't have a job lined up for
them. He was just jerking the media around, and he did nothing for those people but give them a free ride. They wern't here; they don't know what
they are talking about. All they are doing is building resentment in the locals of every color.
2. Pre-Katrina: A murder a day...sometimes more. Post-Katrina: the first murder took something like a month to happen amongst the storm-stressed
survivors (people who should be blowing each other's heads off:lol
. When the drug dealers were shipped off to Atlanta, they were caught by the
cops and were incarcerated. Hell, crazies were stealing guns and shooting at volunteer rescuerers before the floodwaters really started moving in. I
see plenty of "reasons
" to blow up a levee just to kill the dregs of society, but just because would be better off without them doesn't mean
that someone offed them via storm. What, he couldn't accuse the white man
of removing all the axes from the attics, too..or is he assuming
that blacks can't figure out that most people died in Betsy because they drowned in the attics? Damn it, we live down here, and we knew for 30 years
or more that we wern't safe at all. We knew how corrupt Louisiana Government is. Yes, I know there were those that could not leave, but way too many
of those that stayed could get out, but refused to...even refused to when people were there to save them. It hurts to know that there were so many
people that could have lived through this, but at the same time, it's hard to feel pity. They did something stupid and they payed for it. (It sort
of feels like having your kid severely dissappoint you.)
Saying all this, I'm going to have to go look up his report, and see how off the wall it really is.
If he's as wrong as I suspect him, already, of being...then I'm going to find it impossible to believe anything he ever says again. "The
Reverend Jessie Jackson
already lies too much for me.
Well...I can see I'm still a bit too angry at the whole situation.