8.23.2006

What The Fuck Happened?!

So I watched "When The Levees Broke", that Spike Lee joint on HBO. (As per Teej's publicizin' of the event) and I gotta say...I thought I understood what happened there. I was wrong. Wrong. WRONG. I mean, we had a buncha Katrina victims up here, believe it or not...shit, I even had a boy from the 9th Ward (which is like the most hard hit part of the N.O.), as one of my lil boyfriends, and he was explainin to me about the bodies floatin by them while they were tryna get help, how the helicopters REALLY flew over them and went to rescue "higher priority" (read:rich crackas) citizens. I never imagined the shit was THAT bad though. Spike did a hellofamuthafuckin job with that documentary, it shows what happened from every angle: city government, state government and of course the fucked up ass federal government. It shows how the levees were actually breeched and that the city knew for years and years that them levees were unsafe and couldn't stand up to a category 5 hurricane, actually I think the highest it could stand to was a category 3. Then they told about how some people think the levees were blown deliberately to flood out the 'less desirable' parts of town and save the 'better' parts. (you know the conspiracy theorist in me believes that shit). It tells about Hurricane Betsy in 65, and compares Lyndon Johnson to Bush's ol redneck, oil pillagin, life ruinin, unjustified war carryin' out ass...how Johnson stood in the streets and talked to the people and how Bush flew over the site in a plane. A FUCKING PLANE. Didn't set his feet on that ground until WAY later. Until the streets were fuckin' dry. I didn't know all of that. I dont understand how a person like him can still be in office, after all the shit thats gone down since he became president. It truly baffles me that nobody cared enough to question his tactics until it was too late everytime...from 9-11 to the war in Iraq,and especially to Katrina where you had 80% of a city under water, people dyin of dehydration, exhaustion and all types of shit waitin for help. It makes no fuckin sense that the richest country in the world couldn't send out SOME type of federal aid to these people within less than 5 days. Babies with no food. Lil kids watchin their parents die. You have to ask your self really, what the fuck was goin on? I said this from jump, that if that shit woulda happened in Beverly Hills or somefuckinwhere, they woulda been there quicker than you can say "Fuck them nigras". I promise. Anyway, if you didn't catch it...make sure you do the next time it comes on (Teej has that info on his blog, so go check him out). I'm through writin this blog, cuz I feel one of my lil revolutionary minded critiques comin on and I know nobody wants to read that lol. They'll NEVER get me to drink the kool-aid!

6 Comments:

Blogger JerseyTjej said...

I wish I could have seen it...it will probably be next year b 4 they show the shit here...

7:36 AM  
Blogger R.M. said...

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11:26 AM  
Blogger R.M. said...

I didn't see it but I will catch the whole 4 hours on August 29th. I knew about everything you mentioned but I AM SURE I don't know the half...especially anything regarding our crooked ass government.

11:27 AM  
Blogger Redstallyun said...

I watched a couple of the newsbriefs and couldn't take it. My best friend is from there, so sometimes she'd wanna watch the shit, but we'd end up cryin and mad. I can't IMAGINE seein DEAD bodies floatin past me, holdin on to a hope and a prayer that somebody would come get me off a fuckin roof. Ugh, I'm gettin upset all over again. Bush don't care about Black people!!!!! That clip was PRICELESS- did ya see the look on Mike Meyers face?

11:36 AM  
Blogger NSearchOfMe said...

I haven't seen it yet but I am hoping to get summaries from people before hand just so I know what to expect because I am living in post-Katrina New Orleans and I see shit everyday that pisses me off way more than it should so to have all of it condensed into a documentary may send me over the edge. I already know it will be hard to watch.

10:48 PM  
Blogger Teej said...

No no....I like revolutionary 'niquey.

Spit that shit homie!

7:45 PM  

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