Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Thank you Lolis Elie

From today's Times-Picayune:

Post-Katrina failures stain our history


What does the Fourth of July mean to us, the folks who have survived the worst disaster in U.S. history? ...

All those old stories about the greatness of America's past accomplishments are cheapened when compared with the mediocrity of its current callousness. The history of America's shining moments means nothing, absolutely nothing, unless it informs and guides our behavior today. ...



Comments:
I love when he gets mad!
 
I read that one too. I wasn't in the mood for "rah rah America" this weekend much either. I think maybe it would be different if we had kids or something, but as it was, we didn't celebrate much.
 
I don't know. I feel jaded and cynical and pissed, like I now know that the Emperor has no clothes, that it was all a lie. I do have kids and one of them lives in New Orleans. *sigh*
 
Thanks for the link. I went to the 4th of July show on the river. I was wondering how I would feel because I am so angry at the government. I decided that I was going to celebrate the ideals of the founding fathers and I had a great time. I felt renewed about the future of the city and I will not give up! I am going to work like crazy to change the direction this country is taking.
 
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