Friday, October 14, 2005

Then, from the extreme fringes of the looney left [if not beyond] there's this.

Soon after the tidal surges from Hurricane Katrina overwhelmed the dikes of New Orleans, a story began zipping around the ether claiming that sections of the dikes were bombed intentionally, to selectively flood the city. Some versions of the story claim it was designed to protect wealthy and / or landmark sections at the expense of other areas by releiving pressure on the system.

Then there is Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan...

Reverend Farrakhan - please, if that's the wrong honorific, don't fatwa me - is reported to have stated "[I've] heard that military explosives may have been used to blow a hole in the levee... it's up to government to prove that a levee wasn't bombed to flood poor black people out of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina... [This] would amount to "mass murder.""

Prove it wasn't? The wild illogic of this pronouncement makes my head hurt.

"Flood poor black people?" The baseness of this claim makes me mad.

Louie, we all realize that it is becomming increasingly difficult for a poverty pimp to make a living, what with the constant pressure to re-define poverty up as the rising tide continues to lift all boats. But to suggest something like this, sans absolute proof, is at best irrefutable evidence of dementia and at worst proof of unforgivable malice.

The only thing that could possibly be worse would be seeing the charges proven true.

That's right, Louie. Put up or shut up, you Swell 'Ol Boy. And if you shut up, stay that way.

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