Links zu New Orleans

Gesammelte Links sehr ausführlich bei:
http://www.matthiasheil.de/?p=630

Interessante Gedanken bei nja.
Dort auch Link zu Salon-Artikel: ‘Katrina’ and America’s Race Problems (bei Spiegel-Online).

Außerdem via Geneva Information:

Louisiana 1927
Music and Lyrics by Randy Newman

What has happened down here is the wind have changed
Clouds roll in from the north and it started to rain
Rained real hard and rained for a real long time
Six feet of water in the streets of Evangeline

The river rose all day
The river rose all night
Some people got lost in the flood
Some people got away alright
The river have busted through clear down to Plaquemines
Six feet of water in the streets of Evangeline

Louisiana, Louisiana
They’re tyrin’ to wash us away
They’re tryin’ to wash us away
Louisiana, Louisiana
They’re tryin’ to wash us away
They’re tryin’ to wash us away

President Coolidge came down in a railroad train
With a little fat man with a note-pad in his hand
The President say, “Little fat man isn’t it a shame
what the river has done
to this poor crackers land.”

Louisiana, Louisiana
They’re tyrin’ to wash us away
They’re tryin’ to wash us away
Louisiana, Louisiana
They’re tryin’ to wash us away
They’re tryin’ to wash us away
They’re tryin’ to wash us away
They’re tryin’ to wash us away

Auch schon lange nicht mehr gehört.
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4 Antworten auf „Links zu New Orleans“

  1. Richtig, sehr.

    Danke vielmal für den Sound und für den Hinweis auf die Link-Sammlung. Ich rege mich so unglaublich unendlich unsäglich auf. Über Kommentatoren (also nicht über den verlinkten Artikel, für den bin ich sehr dankbar), über die unterlassene Hilfeleistung (das ist vielleicht besonders schweizerisch, aber ich könnte den ganzen Tag nur kotzen deswegen, pardon l’expression), über die masslose Ignoranz der Welt vor der Armut… Vielleicht hilft ja bloggen wirklich, jedenfalls einem selber.

  2. Zum Vergleich die Reaktion beim Erdbeben von San Francisco 1906:

    The earthquake struck at 5:13 AM.

    By 7 AM federal troops had reported to the mayor.

    By 8 AM they were patrolling the entire downtown area and searching for survivors.

    The second quake struck at 8:14 AM.

    By 10:05 AM the USS Chicago was on its way from San Diego to San Francisco; by 10:30 the USS Preble had landed a medical team and set up an emergency hospital.

    By 11 AM large parts of the city were on fire; troops continued to arrive throughout the day, evacuating people from the areas threatened by fire to emergency shelters and Golden Gate Park.

    St. Mary’s hospital was destroyed by the fire at 1 PM, with no loss of life, the staff and patients having already been evacuated across the bay to Oakland.

    By 3 PM troops had shot several looters, and dynamited buildings to make a firebreak; by five they had buried dozens of corpses, the morgue and the police pistol range being unable to hold any more.

    At 8:40 PM General Funston requested emergency housing – tents and shelters – from the War Department in Washington; all of the tents in the U.S. Army were on their way to San Francisco by 4:55 AM the next morning.

    Prisoners were evacuated to Alcatraz, and by April 20 (two days after the earthquake) the USS Chicago had reached San Francisco, where it evacuated 20,000 refugees.

    (Ausführlicher bei: The Virtual Museum of the City of San Francisco, 1906 Earthquake exhibition. Kurzfassung aus einem Forum.)

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