Lord Crimson

Wisdom from the Realm

Hey Nagin, I’m Laughing at Your Superior Intellect.

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What is going on in New Orleans? The southern mecca of liberalism and democrat stronghold is well on its way to becoming the murder capital of the world. It looks like the people of New Orleans have discovered that you really do reap what you sow. After the laughable way Mayor Ray Nagin handled the hurricane Katrina fiasco, you must wonder why he was reelected.

In an effort to halt the slaughter, Mayor Nagin has declared a crackdown on violent crime. “We’re sending a signal that the system that used to allow you to commit a murder and there were no consequences is over. It has been easier to commit a murder than any other crime in New Orleans.” Mayor Nagin is the head of the system, so one can only conclude from his statement that in the past, he has gone a little light on the crime of murder.

How exactly does he propose to crackdown on violent crime? His superior intellect calls for the public to take a stand on crime and to setup police check points. Yes, that’s what he said,.”A call for the public to take a stand on crime.” That would be fine except that it’s the public that are being slaughtered. And I can certainly see how check points will help if a murder is occurring within 100 feet of one. But to be fair, police could get lucky. It is possible for someone to toss a freshly slain corpse in the back seat of a car and happen upon a check point while in the process of dumping it into the canal. The officer at the check point would no doubt get a commendation for outstanding police work and be promoted to detective.

On your quest for wisdom you must understand that in a free society, the people that are elected into office reflect the moral compass of the citizens of that town, city, state, or country. You place honorable people in office you get honorable government; you place corrupt people in office you get a corrupt government. The one sure thing about the democratic system is that the citizens usually get what they deserve.

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Written by Lord Crimson

January 11, 2007 at 12:06 am

Posted in Government, Politics

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  1. New Orleans: No Consequences for Murder under Mayor Ray Nagin

    Nice admission, Mr. Mayor — and exactly who’s system do you think it was that allowed murder to have “no consequences” in your city? That’s right, Ray — your system is the correct answer.

    UrbanGrounds

    January 11, 2007 at 2:43 pm

  2. Welcome to the Realm

    Mayor Nagin displays one of the strange curiosities found in the liberal mind. He presents himself as an observer and proceeds to blame others for the problem at hand. In this case he anticipates that no one of importance will call him on being the head of the system he is criticizing.

    Lord Crimson

    Lord Crimson

    January 11, 2007 at 3:58 pm

  3. Well LC, they can’t. After all Nagin is black and was put back in office by whites, even after his “chocolate city” remark. From a PC POV he’s absolutely untouchable. Heck, he could be the one driving around gunning down people, and no one with political power could say anything if they wanted to keep their jobs. After all, it’s not as many citizens as he killed during Katrina with his poor leadership. Of course, one should note that neither the murders under discussion nor the check points, are happening in the rich white part of NOLA, which is where his paying constituents live.

    the Grit

    britandgrit

    January 11, 2007 at 10:22 pm

  4. Greetings to the Grit

    You’re right. I hear the governor has asked for federal help which indicates that they are still not capable of handling the situation. They have created a city where many of the people know nothing but welfare. This helps explain why instead of the community coming together and rebuilding they are waiting for someone else to do it for them.

    Lord Crimson

    Lord Crimson

    January 11, 2007 at 11:57 pm

  5. Hi LC,

    That’s not totally right. It’s not so much a welfare mentality as one of corruption. The Government in New Orleans (and Louisiana in general) operates on more of an European or Latin American model than what other states use. Bribes and graft are expected, and the big takers are expected to spread some of that money around if they want to stay in office. You might recall the brief mention in the news of several billion dollars in Federal aid for levee construction that vanished over the years. As I understand it, that was far from an unusual occurrence.

    Their current wave of violence is due to the shift in population that came after Katrina. Remember that much of the poor population was forced out and there has been an influx of semi-skilled labor because of the very good wages being paid. These people have brought their vice problems with them, and the usual criminal types have followed along to provide the illicit goods and services. Most of the violence at the moment seems to be new criminal elements establishing boundaries.

    the Grit

    britandgrit

    January 12, 2007 at 1:19 pm

  6. Greetings to the Grit

    Your analysis of the present situation in New Orleans rings true and confirms that of several other sources I have been able to cultivate.

    I am stuck by how the surrounding states have mostly completed their clean up, while by contrast pictures from NO show little or no progress. Except of course in the tourist areas. It should be interesting to see how this plays out.

    Lord Crimson

    Lord Crimson

    January 12, 2007 at 2:15 pm

  7. Thank you LC,

    The big hold up in NOLA is waiting on the lawyers to finish arguing. The hardest hit area, the 9th Ward, is really unable to be protected from another flood. The City Government wanted to legislate that all housing in that area be elevated, and some of the insurance companies even offered to cover that expense, but too many homes were not insured, and some residents, being idiots, decided the law was unfair and brought in lawyers. Also, there are still various problems with the levee system, which is further delaying things. Truly, it is not a great spot to locate a major city.

    the Grit

    britandgrit

    January 13, 2007 at 4:44 pm

  8. Greetings to the Grit

    I would think any future plans would have to take the levee out of the equation. In a hurricane rich environment, there is always a chance that it could fail again. Especially since corrupt politicians can’t be counted on to see that it is properly maintained. Building higher is part of the answer and it will be interesting to see if they agree.

    Lord Crimson

    Lord Crimson

    January 14, 2007 at 2:30 pm


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