Let the Peasants Die

Could this be what Mayor Ray Nagin is really thinking?

I can’t imagine what it must be like for these people. Day 6 at the Superdome. 5,000 left, and again, they wait.

Superdome Evacuations Temporarily Halted

Buses taking Hurricane Katrina victims far from the squalor of the Superdome stopped rolling early Saturday. As many as 5,000 people remained in the stadium and could be there until Sunday, according to the Texas Air National Guard.

Officials had hoped to evacuate the last of the crowd before dawn Saturday. Guard members said they were told only that the buses had stopped coming and to shut down the area where the vehicles were being loaded.

“We were rolling,” Capt. Jean Clark said. “If the buses had kept coming, we would have this whole place cleaned out already or pretty close to it.”

Those left behind early Saturday were orderly, sitting down after hearing news that evacuations were temporarily stalled.

Of course they were orderly…they can’t yell anymore, they can’t cry, they can’t get angry. They’re the living dead. Zombies.

At one point Friday, the evacuation was interrupted briefly when school buses pulled up so some 700 guests and employees from the Hyatt Hotel could move to the head of the evacuation line – much to the amazement of those who had been crammed in the Superdome since last Sunday.

“How does this work? They (are) clean, they are dry, they get out ahead of us?” exclaimed Howard Blue, 22, who tried to get in their line. The National Guard blocked him as other guardsmen helped the well-dressed guests with their luggage.

The 700 had been trapped in the hotel, near the Superdome, but conditions were considerably cleaner, even without running water, than the unsanitary crush inside the dome. The Hyatt was severely damaged by the storm. Every pane of glass on the riverside wall was blown out.

Mayor Ray Nagin has used the hotel as a base since it sits across the street from city hall, and there were reports the hotel was cleared with priority to make room for police, firefighters and other officials.

So there you have it. Mayor Nagin screws ’em again. Someone has to call this guy out. He’s the current media darling after his little on-air rant yesterday, but in reality, he’s nothing more than an executioner.

Janice Singleton, a worker at the Superdome, said she got stuck in the stadium when the storm hit. She said she was robbed of everything she had with her, including her shoes.

“They tore that dome apart,” she said sadly. “They tore it down. They taking everything out of there they can take.”

Then she said, “I don’t want to go to no Astrodome. I’ve been domed almost to death.”

Domed to death. That’s the truth.

Speak Your Mind

*