First By the Floods, Then By Martial Law: Trapped in New Orleans

September 6, 2005

There are many accounts of people's devastating experiences in New Orleans, but this story really gave me a sense of the callous ineptitude of the authorities. After reading it I saw this photo and got really mad. My guess is that the people who took that post office truck were heroes, that should have been the guess of the armed officers too. It should be apparent to all that we need a system with a whole other set of priorites. I suggest reading The Case for Socialism by Alan Maass. I am reading it right now and although I was already convinced at the outset, I am sill finding it very compelling reading!