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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Flooded in Time

They say time flies when you are having fun, but I wonder what it does when you are not, does time then linger. Two years ago, the treasured city of New Orleans was ravaged by the powers of Hurricane Katrina and its population desperately cried for help. Left to its own, New Orleans resembled a scene from Mad Max rather than the historical congenial party atmosphere. What happened there was nothing more than a symbol of the catastrophic weakness of the United States government and therefore a populace has been awakened.

New Orleans and its people were left fending for themselves; nowhere in sight was there assistance from above, because the resolve of the nation had been to fight a “War on Terror.” Haphazardly, the United States military had been sent out in search of mythical bogeymen known as terrorists. Billions and billions of dollars have been spent on this war and it is expected to reach to two trillion dollars; however the fact still remains that “terrorism” is on the rise and the master-mind Osama Bin-Laden is nowhere to be found.

We have a federal government that is out chasing bogeymen, while the people of the nation are left to their own demise. The interest of Shell, Exxon-Mobil, Chevron and the others outweigh the needs of the people and for those who still do not know it there is oil in Iraq. The leadership of this country has sold out to the oil companies and any form of representation has been stripped away and disguised as protecting us from terrorism. How can the wealthiest nation in the world rationalize spend trillions of dollars fighting for democracy while on the other hand ignore its own needs at home.

Just as the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster of 1986 that struck the Ukraine region of the Soviet Union had demonstrated to the world the futileness of the Soviet system, the harsh realities of New Orleans show a mere disdain of reason by the United States political system. The need of the few had outweighed the needs of the many and now America is awakening to the dangerous doctrine of neo-conservatism/corporatism. The false agenda of the neo-Conservatives have been destroying the basic assumptions of America and likewise it soon too will crumble just like that of the Soviet Union. The people of the Soviet Union saw that its role in the centralized system had been replaced by the dogma of those above and they choose to disband it. Comparatively, we see more and more centralization within the corporate structure and soon the people here will stand up and so no more.

As the anniversary of the Katrina flood has just past, I hope that its memories live on with us all. The government had abandoned its duty of protecting and serving its people and when ever a government derelicts its duty it is the right of the people to disband it and start anew. The memory of Katrina is not so distant from our minds, so I ask to you all has anything changed and will FEMA and the FEDS be there to save you from the storm or that matter Osama. As time goes on, are we having fun, or are we just lingering on?

Robb Kidd

“Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence.” Thomas Jefferson


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