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Sunday, September 11, 2005

New Orleans: The Looting Continues

Via Lenin's Tomb. The WSJ reports that New Orleans' Cockroach Caucus is busy making plans to parlay this disaster into the biggest urban renewal/gentrification project in history, now that they no longer have to face resistance from the people who, you know, live there:

The power elite of New Orleans -- whether they are still in the city or have moved temporarily to enclaves such as Destin, Fla., and Vail, Colo. -- insist the remade city won't simply restore the old order. New Orleans before the flood was burdened by a teeming underclass, substandard schools and a high crime rate. The city has few corporate headquarters.

The new city must be something very different, Mr. Reiss says, with better services and fewer poor people. "Those who want to see this city rebuilt want to see it done in a completely different way: demographically, geographically and politically," he says. "I'm not just speaking for myself here. The way we've been living is not going to happen again, or we're out."

Pigs. Filthy fucking pigs.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Presto said...

It just goes to show that the only difference between looters, bank robbers, and state capitalists is that looters and bank robbers think on too small a scale.

September 11, 2005 12:54 PM  
Blogger Joel Schlosberg said...

RoboCop comes to mind...

September 12, 2005 11:06 AM  
Blogger Adam said...

I saw an interesting and relevant post at Marginal Revolution on "FEMA cities" and how the poorest victims of Hurricane Charlie are still displaced . While there's no active theiving, such as what we expect from the Cockroach Caucus, these people have been dobuly victimized resulting from the fact that they depend on others (landlords) for their housing--apparently, low-rent housing tends to be old housing, and there isn't much incentive for a landlord to build new, low-rent housing. I wonder how much this results from the landlord relationship per-se, and how much results from the lack of wealth of these residents. For example, I think there are a number of poor folk who own small plots of land in the boondocks--have they managed to rebuild their housing?

September 19, 2005 7:27 AM  

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