Posted by: L | August 18, 2007

Heard on Bill Moyer….

On Bill Moyer, Friday, August 17, in a discussion about Katrina :

If we’d only stop global warming…

People have the right to return to the city where they lived..

Poor people have as much right to live in dangerous places as the rich…..

We should have forgiven everyone’s mortgage debts….

Katrina opened the door and Al Gore walked in…..

I don’t want to live in a country where a $10,000 house is worth only ten thousand…

The people respected the tsunami, so they lived….

And the planet goes on….


OK. I couldn’t catch every word exactly.

What kind of meat grinder did these two pointyheads get their frontal lobes mixed up with?

I can’t say I don’t agree with some of it – especially Mike Tidwell’s analysis of the deterioration of infrastructure in the area and the predictability of what happened. And Melissa Harriss-Lacewell is an eloquent speaker. But there were just too many leaps in logic (here’s one criticism), circular arguments, and appeals to emotion that papered over shaky analysis. All couched in the polite jargon of our times in which nothing real ever gets said…


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