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I believe that.
I’ve been saying that their whole plan since the beginning was to starve out those too poor to wait out the rebuilding/insurance money.
I think the W administration calls it the Biafra strategy.
So what is going to happen? Nothing.
Nothing will be completed, flood protection-wise, until after the next hurricane.
That will run the rest of us who have fought so valiantly for our city out of here. The cry of Sinn Fein will be silenced. Those of us with children will not be able to make it work here any more, and those children will now cry when they attend parades. “Daddy, why aren’t they throwing any beads to us?”
What do I tell them? What should I tell them? What do you tell children raised in the greatest culture on earth that have been evicted into Amerika?
"They aren’t from New Orleans, so they don’t have any clue what to do during a parade?" Will that cut it for kids used to having sore necks from the weight of the throws? From having sore faces from smiling so much? Will that do?
At this point, I’m just staying as long as I can. I haven’t received my homeowners insurance bill for next year, but I’m sure it will be outrageous. As is my electrical bill, my gas bill, and so on. But I stay.
You either take all of it or nothing. No "part timers" wanted here. No "brother-in-law" fans. You love New Orleans, then you love jazz, you love po-boys, you love the Saints. It is all one: take it all or leave it all. It is New Orleans, and if you buy into it, you buy into all of it, and then you are New Orleans as well.
So what happens when the next catastrophe occurs? What about all the land below sea level that is usually habitable when the ever-incompetent Corps is in a non-fiesty mood.
When the great swaths of non-overdeveloped property are abandoned in New Orleans, places that served as homes for many of our most valuable citizens, what will happen? Will they have a fence erected around them? Will they just be laid fallow?
What about the outlaws that refuse to go? What about those that will stay in New Orleans come hell and high water and government abandonment?
Will NOLA become the new Deadwood? Will we have our own faux government? We got the mud, we got the corruption.
In any case, I have the vocabulary, so I’d like to lay claim on Swearingen’s character. I nominate Karen Gadbois for Calamity Jane. The rest of you fight it out amongst yourselves.