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


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  

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