Thursday, July 06, 2006

"American Biafra": Ashley Morris

Ashley Morris in "American Biafra" revisits the crushing of Biafra by Nigeria and compares their situation to ours in NOLA, crushing my decades-long dream of seceding from the Union; he ends

We are the first city I know of that has ever been completely abandoned by their federal government.

I've been in Europe for 2 weeks. People ask "What's it like there?" I reply: "You ever seen Hiroshima? Well, Japan rebuilt Hiroshima."

Sinn Fein. (ourselves alone)

2 Comments:

Blogger Professor Zero said...

It is a little worse than San Salvador and I think it will end up being like Managua.

Both of these were destroyed, of course, by war and earthquake, and there was no money to rebuild, except corporate money which built corporate things.

The new cathedral in Managua was built by Domino's Pizza (the ruins of the old one are still there). The old town center was not rebuilt, and now everyone goes to this disgusting mall.

Ruins are everywhere in both cities.

A fascinating place I visited in El Salvador was Suchitoto, and old colonial city which had been entirely ravaged by the war, and lost 70% of its population. Now people are coming back...there are donations-only concerts in the old theatre, which has only some of its roof, all proceeds to reconstruction, a park in which all of the art is built from pieces of decomissioned bombs and land mines, and a good deal more along these lines.

Fri Jul 07, 02:53:00 PM  
Blogger G Bitch said...

I'm not looking forward to the Domino's streetcar line...

Fri Jul 07, 03:59:00 PM  

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