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Excellent article pertaining to Katrina and Americans in General

 
 
Reply Fri 9 Sep, 2005 09:47 pm
Read the whole article.

I’m generally an optimist, and it’s been my pleasure to be able to write mostly about the good and the noble things in our lives. But the events in the Gulf – of Mexico – have brought to a head a summer and a year that has been getting progressively uglier and more painful to watch.

Who can not see the way the country has changed, not since 9/11, but before that – since the 2000 election? Who cannot feel the split, the division, that rips like a shredding sail on a broken mast, canvas tearing like the sound of musketry, as the rigging falls to the deck?

This breaks my heart. It just breaks my heart into little pieces. I have said less and less as I see more and more, because deep in my core I still don’t want to believe that some Americans could willfully and consistently do such destructive things out of such petty and base motivations, things which in time will make the horrors of New Orleans look like a flea circus in a small tent, with the much larger carnival raging unseen in the background.

I’ve taken sides in these essays, obviously – that’s what I do. But I have never, until now, felt the need to take the gloves off and really let fly. I always feared I would regret it, later. I still do. Only now, I fear I will regret it worse if I do not.

So now we must look at Tribes.........
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Reply Sat 10 Sep, 2005 02:19 pm
@Brent cv,
I kinda think the "tribe" discussion was dumb, but I see his point.

And this comment cracked me the **** up.
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not to mention the cash available to the Malodorous Michigan Manatee of Mendacity?
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Reply Fri 16 Sep, 2005 10:48 am
@ndjs,
I read the whole article and think it is spot on !!
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