Hurricane Katrina has become a metaphor for many things beyond natural disaster, including governmental and individual incompetence (depending on your point of view). In Iowa there is a 500 year flood, but the people are not paralyzed, whining, or looting. There will be no massive relief effort from around the world, and nobody will step up to help Iowans except for other Iowans. Yet years from now, there will be no Iowans still in FEMA camps. The difference is not in the severity of the flood, but in the people who confront the flood.
Here is a link to a bunch of photos of the flood.
Inconsistent chatter from a Sacramento-based 'Sconi attorney.
Saturday, June 14, 2008