"Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" - Ronald Reagan

New York

New Orleans is not a natural disaster. It is a man-made disaster.

An Unnatural Disaster: A Hurricane Exposes the Man-Made Disaster of the Welfare State
Robert Tracinski, The Intellectual Activist Original Article

It took four long days for state and federal officials to figure out how to deal with the disaster in New Orleans. I can't blame them, because it also took me four long days to figure out what was going on there. The reason is that the events there make no sense if you think that we are confronting a natural disaster.

It is difficult to rescue people who don't want to be rescued.

Rescuers, Going Door to Door, Find Stubbornness and Silence
JERE LONGMAN, New York Times Original Article

The boat pulled up to the living room window on Read Boulevard early Sunday afternoon, and a volunteer rescuer, Stanley Patrick, began yelling: "Mr. Robert! Mr. Robert! Can you hear me?" There was no sound in response, only the lapping of water in this reeking New Orleans East neighborhood, where the rooftops of cars were still covered nearly a week after a levee broke and the city was inundated.