05 September, 2005

The Good Stories (Finally) Come Out

It's nice to see some positives finally emerging amidst the utterly disingenuous drumbeat of "Bush waivered and po' folks suffered."

In the absence of information and outside assistance, groups of rich and poor banded together in the French Quarter, forming "tribes" and dividing up the labor. As some went down to the river to do the wash, others remained behind to protect property. In a bar, a bartender put near-perfect stitches into the torn ear of a robbery victim. While mold and contagion grew in the muck that engulfed most of the city, something else sprouted in this most decadent of American neighborhoods - humanity.