The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #85093   Message #1577297
Posted By: M.Ted
06-Oct-05 - 02:32 PM
Thread Name: BS: Really... Why Rebuild N.O.'s???...
Subject: RE: BS: Really... Why Rebuild N.O.'s???...
The City of New Orleans was not destroyed by the flooding, it was simply temporarily displaced, and, even as we speak, has begun to pull itself back together.

Even if all the buildings had been washed away(and they weren't), the city would still exist, because the relationships--families, neighborhoods, parishes, etc, still exist--and the people have a will to pull these things back together and continue as a community together--

BillD, when you say that New Orleans should not continue to exist as a major city, you are advocating the destruction of all of these families and communities and all the misery and alienation that that displacement would cause because you think it would be cheaper to stick these people on light rail and send them off somewhere else--

Do you advocate that we regularly evaluate all the towns and cities in the US, and destroy all the ones that aren