posted on Jan, 31 2008 @ 03:34 AM
I lived in Buras/Empire area when Katrina hit, this is where the eye originally hit first when it came into Louisiana, let me tell you something about
the parish I lived in and New Orleans which is not far away, I think the people is just as much to blame as the government is, I experience this first
hand through Katrina, I LIVED through katrina when it came into Mississippi and it sounded like the house was going to explode, you can hear a tornado
touchdown literally what ended up being a block over, trees falling down, it was a mess afterward and I find it hard to believe Katrina was ever a Cat
3 when it came in, I would actually believe it to be more a 4 or even 5 when it first hit, the place I lived in in question is the same place struck
by Hurricane Danny back about 10 years prior to that, it was on a Cat 1 storm when it came in basically the same spot where Katrina came in at, and it
didnt do hardly anything in that place, the most damage it did was at the docks where some boats got thrown around on top of docks and that wasnt even
really major damage, some of the really small boats sunk though.
But to get on about the people, well I just saw more stupidity in the people then I did the government, I am not racist but let me tell you this much,
living in those parts for 20+ years, its not just the black people but its the majority since they make up the bigger population of New Orleans and
surrounding cities, but they are just holding their hand out and say....... GIVE ME $$$$ and give me food, these people was not too hell bent on
surviving or trying to survive on their own, in Southern Mississippi where I went to with relatives out from Buras/Empire region, we were without
power for a week, the heat was unbearable, but we survived by doing things smart, we had fried chicken one night, we have coffee the next morning,
noting we didnt have electricity and we didnt have a generator, we didnt have any sort of power rather then a car which with gas being a pain to get
for weeks after this, you wouldnt want to waste it in any way.
But..... whats these people in New Orleans doing? All I see is them getting on a bridge and just basically doing nothing but looking for the
government to hand them everything, its a spoiled rotten city that collects nothing but Welfare, Social Security checks are collected by 20 year olds
for I DONT KNOW WHAT ( I been in the SSI office in New Orleans), and food stamps, and they dont have to work, thats the problem with New Orleans and
when Katrina came. These people cant survive without the government, they did absolutely nothing, they didnt help themselves or try to, some may of
tried, but most didnt, let me tell you this, I wouldnt hesistate to break in a grocery store and get food, really all the stores were probably broken
into anyway, but did most of them do that? NO, I lived around and been in New Orleans for years and years, let me tell you something, the city stays
on its knees literally, and they cant help themselves because they dont have to or want to as long as the government is baby sitting them, thats the
whole break down about New Orleans, and the region I lived in which was first struck by Katrina, its probably worse, worse then New Orleans.
All in All, I dont wish Death upon no one, I dont like what happened since I lost my house and gods knows how much stuff from Katrina, but I feel in 1
sense that its exactly what that region needed, that was some wakeup call because New Orleans is a major city that just drags its feet and have been
for years, compare New Orleans to any other city and it just dont have anything in comparison, its a mess that would take years to clean up.
Thats my perspective on the region.