Sunday, November 27, 2005
Corruption, Katrina, and New Orleans
Corruption in the politics of Louisiana, USA, is an issue in post-Katrina New Orleans. Corruption and patronage has long been a factor in New Orleans and Louisiana and voices are being raised to blame it for the lack of effective maintenance on the levees and so being a root cause of the suffering of New Orleans residents. Read what Laura has to say at Pursuing Holiness and you will get an idea of the strength of feeling. Sounds to me like someone has been chosing good old Mammon again, putting it first, and humanity last. As Laura points out, it is a whole new landscape and the old ways no longer belong and the old ways won't work.