Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Sit on it


When George Bush was talking about rebuilding the house of Trent Lott and sitting on the porch with Lott, this language acted as a shout-out to the racist part of this administration’s base because,


whatever the complexities of the actually existing Trent Lott, he resonates across the white supremacist U.S. as a defender of segregation [archive: newspapers, magazines, online fora (eg. The Free Republic.com), everyday discussions, etc.].


The resounding noise of that shout-out helps provide cover for the privatization of reconstruction (Hello Halliburton) [archive: government documents, newspaper accounts, official correspondence, etc.] and disaster management (Hello IEM) [IEM Press Release, New Orleans Times-Picayune article],



and a reward to the refiners via the lifting of environmental protections [various newspaper articles, White House Press Release] – an enrichment that is a shoutout to the richest part of Bush’s base.
Whaneema Lubiano

3 Comments:

Blogger Bruce said...

One of his first public utterances after the hurricane included the code phrase "every life is sacred."

Made my blood boil.

9/14/2005 12:12 PM  
Blogger Tom Matrullo said...

Yours and that of a whole lot of other people, I think, Bruce. He's lost the good faith/calculated suspension of disbelief he enjoyed with Iraq. No Saddams or Bin L's here to take the heat. He's cooking in it.

9/14/2005 3:28 PM  
Blogger kalisekj said...

Cool Blog, I never really thought about it that way.

I have a Hurricane Katrina blog. It pretty much covers hurricane related stuff.

Thank you - and keep up the thoughts!

10/03/2005 6:45 PM  

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