Saturday, March 04, 2006

New Orleans, An Outsider's Perspective

From Daily Kos:
To make a comparison, after 9-11, there was a great deal of "New Yorkers are so strong" mentality. .. I haven't seen anything like that in the media or in the entertainment industry for New Orleans. I haven't seen anyone calling them true Americans, great survivors, strong-willed people. All we get are jokes about how all the government-issued RVs lie unused, or how the debit cards given away were spent in casinos and on booze. Well, I don't know any New Yorkers, so i can't comment on their mentality after 9-11, or how they banded together or how strong they were. But I did see New Orleans people, and I did speak with them, and I and my friends were humbled.


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