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SEPTEMBER 2, 2005 1:21 PM

source: spiegel online

HURRICANE KATRINA, originally uploaded by no such nina.

"as new orleans, now exclusively populated by a starving, parched skeleton crew of the abandoned descendants of slaves, comes apart at the seams:

the right has gotten their wish. they successfully made government ineffective. this is what happens when you take away the power of government. the point of effective government is to keep this from happening to society. and there is no better poster boy for the ineffectivity of government than the sitting president.

the literal meaning of homeland security is that you secure the land you live on, no? by now the absolute vacuum of leadership is becoming apparent even to TV viewers."


Those aren't my words, I lifted them too.

That middle paragraph sort of hits the nail on the head though. It must have really been something to be alive during the new deal era.

glad to know someone's reading.


nate | September 3, 2005 10:57 AM

>new deal era..
..please explain?

ps. i figured readers would find the link to the original source by way of you.

nina | September 3, 2005 3:32 PM

the new deal was america's brief tryst with socialism. FDR brought america back on it's feet after the depression with social programs, industrial legislation, millions of temporary jobs and massive public works projects.
Social Security, the 40 hour work week, the securities and exchange commision, the minimum wage, and the national labor relations act, legally allowing unions are all part of the new deal.

Bush has attacked each and every one of those institutions. Nothing that benefits the people has been left to stand.

nate | September 3, 2005 9:02 PM


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