New Orleans: A Disaster

Looking at the footage from New Orleans, I can’t help but think one thing: it reminds me of the floodings in Haiti last year after hurricane Jeanne. The situation in New Orleans seriously looks like that of a third world country. The situation is no better than what happened in Haiti. Take a look at these pictures:


Gonaive, Haiti. September 2004.


Gonaive, Haiti. September 2004.

Does it look familiar to New Orleans? Sure does to me, only difference is that the houses are smaller and the water is brown.

The majority of the population in New Orleans is black and the areas that are most affected by the flooding are poor quarters. Which gets me to my second point. I’ve heard conspiracies that what is going on in New Orleans is an ethnic cleansing. Think about it for a second. The snipers, the lack of help for the flood victims. New Orleans is a real mess right now. If the U.S. wanted to help them out, they could get everyone out of the city. But what is happening? It’s been almost 5 days now, and the situation is deteriorating. People don’t have anything to eat, people are dying, dead bodies are floating in the water.

My point is that not all that can be done to help New Orleans is being done. And when I watch TV, they make it look like it’s in another country, a third world country.