Saturday, September 10, 2005

Let My People In

I am a native of New Orleans. The following was written by my wife, also a native of New Orleans:

The New Orleans Metropolitan Area is not a foreign country under military occupation. More than half of it is now dry with people there ready to reclaim their lives.

The people of New Orleans are the city. They are willing to bear the inconvenience of the flood in order to go home and rebuild. Provide them with routes into the city, water, food, and temporary sanitary facilities.

An invading army brings its own infrastructure. Give the same survival structure to the people, who can rebuild, restore and rejuvenate our much loved city.

Don't just let my people go; let my people in.

5 comments:

gratefulbear said...

My heart grieves at the plight these hurricane victims and the callousness with which our government is treating them.

Twyla said...

I agree with GB. Sorrow has been added to and that is heartbreaking. This little post was quite moving.

Paul said...

Makes sense to me...

Jon said...

I've been completely baffled by this threat of forced evacuation of all citizens; it simply doesn't make sense. Obviously those who are essential for getting things rolling again are not leaving, from airport personnel to the mayor himself.

My heart is with everyone affected by this tragedy. You and your wife are in my thoughts.

Larry said...

yes