I hate New Orleans | 08/31/05
Warning: This entry uses strong language and might offend some delicate viewers.
What the hell is going on in New Orleans? Maybe this is just because I haven't had the opportunity to loot anything that I just don't get. You don't have a house, you don't have a car, or any other structure you're currently living in. Yet you're going to steal tons of shit. And put it where? Is there some sort of underwater holding area that only the people that make under $12,000 a year know about and have access to?
Listening to the interviews coming out of New Orleans is painful. I know it's a poor city and this really just emphasizes the difference in the classes. I've probably heard...oh, 100-300 interviews so far since I have either NPR or CNN on all day while I work. When they interview someone poor it goes something like this, "Why haven't they saved me yet? I ain't got water and I ain't got food. I just don't understand why they haven't saved me yet? I've been out here for four days." When they interview someone middle/upper class it goes like this, "I can't believe I didn't get out of here like I was supposed to. I just have to sit and wait it out and hope they get to me soon."
You dumbasses. I realize you can draw the division almost as well between whites and non-whites but there are a couple exceptions with that as the divider when there haven't been any between economic classes. Look. You were given a MANDATORY EVACUATION. What the HELL do you think that means? When was the last time New Orleans had that? You don't live in the Florida Keys and get evacuated bi-weekly. You knew for almost a week that a category five hurricane was going to slam the living bejesus out of your city and you did NOTHING. And now you want me (and all of the rest of us with dry shoes) to have pity on you when you're shooting the police offers and hijacking aid trucks? HELL NO. There are plenty of people in Mississippi and Alabama that didn't get the evacuation order until a couple hours before it hit. They thought it was going to hit you. Those are the people I really feel sorry for--those who were surprised. But not you New Orleans.
You had your chance. I know because I was there on Saturday. Having half a brain when they were considering a volunteer evacation we said, "Gee, they never evacuate New Orleans. Let's get the hell out of here." But not you. You decided you could tough it out and now you're up on your roof. And those of you not on your housetops are doing all of these terrible things to not only YOUR city but YOUR neighbors and the people trying to help YOU. You're shooting the police for Christ's sake. The town is in Martial Law. That means National Guardsmen who want to be safe and warm and dry are going to be out there with military rule. I'll tell you this much, if I'm a guardsman and you pull your Wal-Mart stolen gun on me I'm going to blow your brains out and keep on walking. Sure right now you're more than the police can handle but you think you have a chance against anyone else when the MILITARY IS DECIDING THE RULES? Hell no you don't. You're dead so enjoy your stolen Kenneth Cole jeans while you can bitches.