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.
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
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
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.
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.