It appears that the release of the book by former President George W Bush will allow those who are now depressed to become reunified and reenergized.
For those who are stuck at the transactional level - the stream of assaults that will come from "the usual suspects" will obscure the gross irony that the city of New Orleans represents.
You see for Eugene Robinson and some other progressive hit men the response to Hurricane Katrina is a metaphor for the disconnectedness of the Bush Presidency to the real world needs of the needy in America. In fact progressives who think as Robinson does would argue that the Republican policies as espoused by the Bush Administration has created more "Least of These People".
The public comments by Bush in which the claims made by entertainer Kanye West that "George Bush does not like Black people" got under his (Bush's skin) opened the door to another set of indictments against President Bush and the Katrina episode. It is less important for Mr Robinson to define what an "acceptable Hurricane Response" which would have garnered no indictments from his word processor. Instead Mr Robinson and others will make sure that we never forget the "incompetency" by Bush.
Here is where the grand fraud is hoisted upon us. I noted a few weeks ago that in reading the works of the "Lampblack Yellow Journalists" and their "Black Progressive Blogger Understudies" that they were keen on making CHECK LISTS about Obama's accomplishments. In doing so they expected the readers to be smitten with the "positive works" that their favored president has done. The flaw in their arguments is that they never defined the domain of the problems that NEED to be solved and then what proportion of this resolution was covered by Obama's "accomplishments". I call this "Checklist Cheerleading". So often the threshold for success for their friends are fraudulently low while their enemies will never make it over the high hurdle because it has a remote controlled elevator gizmo that is controlled by the check list editor.
New Orleans: A Field Study On The Deadly Effects Of Black People Used As Political Pawns
It appears to me that the people who I am prone to debate against most frequently believe that if they say something with enough unity and repetitiveness that it becomes the TRUTH.
It is important that they focus their indictments regarding the condition of the Black people who are suffering in New Orleans around:
- The 5 days of the "botched" rescue after the flooding induced by Hurricane Katrina
- How the flooding was "man made" because the levees failed to protect this city - which is below sea level
- How the Federal Contracting and Housing policies after the fact had a RACIST effect on Black people
- How even though political favoritism saw Mississippi get EQUAL funding to that of Louisiana which was hit harder - the money that was received by the Republican governor was used for "shovel ready" projects that built up the commercial infrastructure but did nothing for the personal property of the people in need (See Spike Lee's works)
- How the denial of the "Right Of Return" allowed White Democrats and one Asian Republican to gain political power while the Black voters from the city where spread throughout America
- The use of Charter Schools in the city in the wake of the crisis that destroyed the city is allowing anti-Black forces to use the city as a laboratory for their goal of privatizing public education for the benefit of corporations
If you listen to their narrative you'll never get past their transactional indictments and weight the truth about the city in the context of time. Simply put - the city of New Orleans, at least politically is yet another "Progressive Mission Accomplished City".
- Office Of The Mayor - New Orleans has had Democratic mayors since 1872
- Prior to the present (White) mayor - the last 4 mayors since the early 1970's have been Black
- City Council - A mix of Black and White Democrats for the past several decades
- Police Chief, Police Command Staff, Police Officers - chosen by the mayor and operate at the behest of the popularly elected mayor
- State Legislative Delegation from the City - All Democrats
- US House Representative - a long string of Democrats prior to the election of Joseph Cao - a Republican of Asian descent. Mr Cao recently lost his seat to a Black Democrat
None of the bullet points above are highlighted by these who seek to tell the narrative that makes the strongest case for the indictment that they wish to render upon their ideological enemies.
We are to believe that the mighty hurricane was the start of the problems that imperil the city. That this event afforded those who are racists and stand against the interests of Black people and "The Least of These" to show their true colors.
In truth it was Hurricane Katrina that served as the great expose' as to the corruption, incompetence and "inferiority harvesting" that the Progressive Machine who have long dominated the city have hoisted upon the city.
For Eugene Robinson the indictment of the "5 Days Of Katrina" is the sword that still slashes when he swings it today. The recent words by Bush afford Robinson the opportunity - not only to remind us why "Black folks don't like Republicans" but to insure that it is understood that it is the REPUBLICANS that must change in order for Black people to even think about voting for them. It just so happens that all of Mr Robinson's advice to his "enemies" - the Republicans - have them morphing into Democrats.
The same Democrats who have dominated all of the politics of the city of New Orleans but who don't appear in the article penned by Mr Robinson.
Mr Robinson (and the writers over at TheRoot.com and certain Black blogs) attempt to exploit the metaphor of people in desperate need for assistance from the government and Bush having failed them at their time of need.
With the ideological entrenchment in hand they can't see that the conditions in New Orleans are like a "40 Year Katrina" and that the dysfunction contained within is producing people who are physically powerful yet mentally indoctrinated into inferiority. This by the culture and the government that profits from their state.