A lengthy report came out in the Nation this week about events that happened in New Orleans immediately following August 29th, 2005. I wonder if this kind of story will gain any traction, locally or nationally, and what terrible results will come from such terrible events. Will such ugliness be addressed or will we turn away? What kind of circus will this become for ideolouges?
I'm not shocked by what I've read, but I am saddened that we as a nation still go through things like this. I fear the coming accusations and recriminations on all sides, and I fear also what we will reap from sowing seeds of justice unresolved.
This isn't going to be easy history to write, whatever happens.
Update: 12/21/08:American Zombie puts the Nation article in the perspective of the disaster writ large. Also, Liprap's blogging about it as well.