New Orleans Now: Greg Palast, Poor Niggers And Blackwater Bastards ...
Forget all about the absolute shit recently spewed by G.W.B. regarding New Orleans, Katrina, etc.
Read a genuine journalist's first hand reports re; how things really are - 'way down yonder'.
Read it right now.
[Thurs August 30]So says New Orleans [black] resident Malik Rahim, while speaking to true American patriot, roving reporter and film maker, Greg Palast.
“They wanted them poor niggers out of there and they ain’t had no intention to allow it to be reopened to no poor niggers, you know? And that’s just the bottom line.”
Erm ... excuse us?
Among the miles and miles of devastated houses, rubble still there today in New Orleans, we found dry, beautiful homes.
But their residents were told by guys dressed like Ninjas wearing “Blackwater” badges: “Try to go into your home and we’ll arrest you.”
Wait a minute ...
Privatised, paramilitary mercenaries?
Brazenly, roaming freely around America's roads & streets?
With powers to arrest regular, everyday American citizens?
In their own country? In America? 'The Land of the Free'?
For trying to enter their own homes?
Today, it seems, in the USA things are even worse than we thought they were. Much, much worse.
Right. Read on.
These aren’t just any homes. They are the public housing projects of the city; the Lafitte Houses and others. But unlike the cinder block monsters in the Bronx, these public units are beautiful townhouses, with wrought-iron porches and gardens right next to the tony French Quarter.
Raised up on high ground, with floors and walls of concrete, they were some of the only houses left salvageable after the Katrina flood.
Yet, two years later, there’s still bars on the windows, the doors are welded shut and the residents banned from returning. On the first anniversary of the flood, we were filming this odd scene when I saw a woman on the sidewalk, sobbing.
Night was falling.
What was wrong?
Find out for yourself at Greg Palast's website.