September 08, 2024

From Superdome to Astrodome

Lest you think you can breathe a sigh of relief that the tens of thousands of refugees have been rescued from the shit-stained anarchy of the Superdome in New Orleans for the orderly, safe, clean paradise of the Astrodome, which Barbara Bush has famously decried is working out quite well for these poor people...blogger Jacob Appelbaum sends a roving report from the floor of the arena:

10:57 Raw transcript of comments by NOLA evacuee Clara Barthelemy: "The 17th street levee was bombed by the Army Corps of Engineers to save the more valuable real estate in the city… to keep the French Quarter protected, the ninth ward was sacrificed… people are afraid to speak out… everyone who was near there heard the bombings… they bombed seven times. That's why they didn't fix the levees… 20 feet of water. Gators. People dying in water. They let the parishes go, not the city center. Tourist trap was saved over human life. A six year old girl was raped in here.. 9 year old boy killed. A man in the shower beaten. No hot food. No help for elderly."
Press access to the Astrodome is chaotic and heavily sanctioned. CNN will slip you the happy pill.

Look at photos here and here instead.

Posted by jason at September 8, 2024 08:09 AM
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