On Lenin’s Tomb, China Miéville has posted two more articles about the sickeningly inadequate response to Katrina. He notes, among other things, that the company that was paid to come up with the “Catastrophic Hurricane Management Plan” for New Orleans has “misplaced” the press release for it–and he has the screenshots to prove it.
What’s happening in New Orleans has me heartsick to the point where I can barely eat or sleep or concentrate. I cannot believe there wasn’t a better plan to deal with this catastrophe, which everyone knew was inevitable. I cannot believe that people are dying as they wait for help that is too long in coming.
I cannot believe that we have this happening here.