DEADLY DEJA VU
" The river rose all day, The river rose all night. Some people got lost in the flood, Some people got away all right. The river have busted through clear down to Plaquemine: Six feet of water in the streets of Evangeline. Louisiana, Louisiana, They're trying to wash us away, They're trying to wash us away....”
Randy Newman, Louisiana 1927
"If you look at the World Trade Center  collapsing, it'll be like that, but add water…debris flying around, you're going to be in the water with snakes, rodents, nutria and fish from the lake. It's not going to be nice."
“They wanted poor niggers out of there and ain’t had no intention to allow it to be reopened to no poor niggers, you know? And that’s just the bottom line.” Malik Rahim, New Orleans
"We need food and water and they sent us men with guns"
"The three great imperatives of geopolitical strategy are to prevent collusion and maintain security dependence among the vassals, to keep tributaries pliant, and to keep the barbarians from coming together...."...
...Cultural domination has been an underappreciated facet of American global power.... As the imitation of American ways gradually pervades the world, it creates a more congenial setting for the exercise of the indirect and seemingly consensual American hegemony. And as in the case of the domestic American system, that hegemony involves a complex structure of interlocking institutions and procedures, designed to generate consensus and obscure asymmetries in power and influence....
Zbigniew Brzezinski, The Grand Chessboard (New York- Basic Books, 1997)
Obama Checking on New Orleans 10 Years After Katrina