About the discussion group: Katrina, In Memoriam
Katrina was a hurricane. But...

It wasn't the hurricane that flooded New Orleans. It wasn't broken levees, as you might imagine, that flooded New Orleans. Broken walls along some un-used canals flooded the city. These canals, whose structures failed, inexplicably run through centers of the city, a sea-coast city below sea-level.

But, then, it wasn't the broken walls that actually destroyed New Orleans. There seems to have been the deliberate neglect of the drowning city, that evolved eventually into a blatant attempt by corrupt officals to utilize the disaster to facilitate a real estate land-grab by developers.

This group was formed by me when I heard Michael Chertoff, on TV, say that he was withholding support from the city. It appeared to me that he was holding back life-saving aid as if he were holding reinforcements back from a military offensive.

When I heard Michael Chertoff's military-sounding statement, I knew then that there was trouble; it felt to me like an a tactic in a military offensive; part of a long held struggle to eliminate a remarkable culture, brought here from Africa as slaves.

This, the African American, or as I have known it, the Black culture, is the dominant musical and youth culture in the world today. Yet, the elite of the white culture (now the global multicultural elite) that brought these Africans here, seeks, still, to destroy it; this is the overwhelming evidence of this group.

I temporarially converted my Matrix of Trust discussion forum to the purpose of creating action to shame our congressional leaders into doing their job of protecting our people.

As it turns out, we have here an amazing history of an equally amazingly thin slice of time.

Within a few short days of news reaching us that pets were being abandoned, by force by federal officials, congress enacted laws protecting pets during time of disaster. I believe that we did that; I feel so becuase we were the number one source for knowledge through the entire disaster, we were ranked number one by the Google search engine as a Katrina forum. This, despite the capital purposes of Care2 that prevented the world from seeing our documentation without having to register with Care2 (Care2 management has since changed that policy).

I heard, many times, our exact sentiments, word for word, on NPR, and from other media sources; from various reporters, speaking in hushed nervous tones.

I am building, here, a history of this group. It is not a Katrina time-line, but as a time-line of our experience: how we learned things and we researched them, and how we reacted. I am also building a plan for an action web community called "The New Model for Just In Time Research"; it is for my degree

In our documents, are an exact synopsis of the problems the US democracy faces today, not to mention the problems encountered by any democractically developed action group.

There will be no mia-culpa here; but I believe the direct evidence, as well as the bigger pictures of national and regional racism and corruption, can still imprison those guilty for the depraved indifference on such a mass scale within the US; no different than slavery and the to the destruction of the Native tribes.