Things are a down right mess a few states down.Word is that some of the local gvt engineers had noticed that the levees aka dykes were too weak and wanted to have them strengthened but due to politics was over-ruled.That sounds alot like home.Also there was a warning for people to leave town like 24 hours earlier but the poor,old and sick could not and would not.The response time cant be faulted but the idea of putting people in the astrodome was only good for 24 hours no longer.things are so bad there mpaka a jamaa committed suicide.Also total anarchy is reigning.
Authorities are announcing that looters and criminal behavior will be dealt with in the harshest possible manner.
This is all well and good, but no one has power, radios, cell phones or any way to receive these messages. Rumour and false information rule the ground in New Orleans.Hospitals and aid workers watch as supplies are looted. They have to suspend aid operations to arm themselves and teach those who don't have guns how to shoot and defend themselves.
Fires are being set outside the Superdome, and people are shooting at the National Guardsmen and Evacuation Helicopters. Turning on those who are there to help and rescue them.
Watching the interviews of those refugees removed to safety, I am struck by how unintelligent many of them seem in manner, speech, diction and vocabulary. Many dull glassy eyes. No one is home. This seems to be Darwin at work, where the poor, lower 20% of the socio-economic strata, less-educated people stayed in the city because they lacked money or common sense.
So there you have it. 72 hours and a major American city is reduced to anarchy, chaos and roving bands of armed, uneducated, poor young men raping children, pillaging at will, looting stores, shooting guns randomly, murdering for sport and setting fires.
Estimates I see indicate that there are 60,000 - 100,000 refugees in the city of New Orleans. They are evacuating 14,000 - 15,000 per day, which will take 4 - 7 days. This is not fast enough. Beginning tomorrow morning, day 5, people will begin to die from dehydration. If they drink the standing water, they will get diaherria and accelerate their dehydration and die even faster. Compound this with the murders, rapes and roving gangs.
Tens of thousands of people are going to die if they are not evacuated by Saturday.
This makes it official. The United States is now a third world country.
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