Mortaljive: The Rest is Silence

There is no still point in all the Universe, and that is the rock upon which I stand

Friday, September 02, 2005

THE LEVEE IS BREAKING IN AMERICA

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HOME MOVIES

why ain't momma moving anymore?
why is the baby so still in his crib?
where are the angels who bring the water?
where are the leaders who run the show?
this man, he president
he the worst joke ever

LAMENT

and the streets are littered with the dead
and the streets are littered with the dead
and the streets are littered with the dead
and the waters are foul in New Orleans
and the waters are foul in New Orleans
and the waters are foul in New Orleans
and the people on life support are dead
and the people on life support are dead
and the people on life support are dead
and the bodies are the bodies of our bodies

and the legacy of racism is here
and the legacy of racism is here
and the legacy of racism is here

OBSERVATION

the hurricane came and went
and the people are dying
and the president he cut the money
and the president he cut the money
and soldiers are dying in Iraq
and soldiers are dying in Iraq
defending our freedom
our freedom to kill New Orleans


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Image from here.

Author's Note: I googled "New Orleans Images" and was struck by how few of the images had black people in them--the few that came up were musicians (Satchmo, etc.). It's almost as if there weren't any black people down there.

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GIVE WHAT YOU CAN OF YOUR TIME AND MONEY TO HELP THE PEOPLE OF NEW ORLEANS.

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