Thursday, September 08, 2005

September 8, after Katrina

I need to stop listening to the news, nothing there to put me in a better mood...

Everyone except the victims can be blamed for the aftermath, no one for the wind's punishment of the gulf coast.

For a very good account of the 1900 Galveston hurricane read Issac's Storm by Erik Lawson. The official count about 6000 dead may be as high as 20000, many buried in mass graves, uncounted.

And for an account of how minorities used to be treated in a hurricane read Black Cloud: The Great Florida Hurricane of 1928 by Eliot Kleinberg

A chilling story of true racism.

stirs my heart
as I channel surf



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