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June 20, 2008

The Third Battle of New Orleans

Filed under: Mid-West Floods,New Orleans — Morwen Madrigal @ 4:02 pm

is becoming the battle for the soul of America.

I’m watching the Mid-West drown due to the ineffectivness of our Federal government and their ensconced hired hands. One of the greatest gifts this country has is Old Man River. He has done so much for us, but because of the needs of “bid’ness”, He was constrained and walled in and once in a while He must break out of those restraints. Nature sweeties… Nature.

This season is one of those times. (Fuck with Mama Nature and sooner or later you lose.) I’m watching the Mid-West lose right now. My heart goes out for them, especially since being from New Orleans I know what being “fucked” is. Been there and done that one.

There are two things to be done in this country: one is to completely redo our National infrastructure, and the second is that we people must build with some form of intelligence. And no more fucking “Glory” wars draining our Treasury. No more bail-outs for corporations and the damned shareholders. We take care of “home”.

America is our home. We live here.

We, the people, must start demanding accountability from the fucks we put into Office. We MUST, MUST know what is happening, and one of the ways to do that is to stop staring at the TV every night. We must inform ourselves. If you don’t try to take care of yourself, how can you count on others to do so? This quote may be from Emerson (not sure), “Life requires responsibility”.

Folks, it’s up to us to insure our lives, education and safety. Our elected officials are to do what we want and need. They have no other purpose in Life.  It is up to US to take care of the Common Good. This is our job as citizens of our Republic. This is our responsibility to each other.

“All of Life is a chain, and when one link breaks, we all feel the pain.” I have believed in that all of my life, and that is how I’ve fashioned my life.

Now I go to my altar and say prayers for our people in the Mid-West.


  1. Thank you for your kind words about the midwestern floods. I live in St Louis and wondered if this new coverage was upsetting to the folks in New Orleans or to people in general. I watched a professor from a local university say exactly the same thing about the overuse of levees and underuse of common engineering sense.

    Unfortunately our local governments have allowed urban sprawl to reach “only every 500 year flood plains” in the name of commerce. Shopping strip after shopping strip are just sitting ducks for what all St Louisians (and it’s suburbs) know will happen. When will the nonsense end? When the water is lapping at their Ladue or Clayton Manse door? Probably only when this happens will things change. The “regular people” that the news is covering are far removed from the rich bastards who run this backwards city.

    So many small rural communities probably wont come back. People’s lives are derailed for years to come (or forever) and yet the Corp of Engineers and politicians do nothing other than say “Thank God it’s not Me” from their Ladue golf courses. Some of the farmers in the areas that are flooded have had their family farms for three or four generations. Now they are gone forever along with a gentle way of life.

    Good luck to you in New Orleans. I love your city. I was sickened by what happened there, too. Best. Michelle.

    Comment by Michelle (Rene) — June 23, 2008 @ 1:47 pm

  2. Michelle,

    Used to live in the Mid-West until I came home.

    Me and mine have constantly chided folks to do the right thing and raise their homes.

    Blessings to all of you up North. You’re going to need it.

    Comment by Morwen Madrigal — June 23, 2008 @ 10:50 pm

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