Cannibalism in New Orleans? - The AftermathBy Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Friday, September 2, 2005
Randall Robinson reported in The Huffinton Post that “black hurricane victims in New Orleans have begun eating corpses to survive”.
Note: I briefly searched google news for corroborating evidence/reporting. I couldn’t find any. However cannibalism or not the present situation in New Orleans is sad, very sad and appalling.
Four days after the storm, thousands of blacks in New Orleans are dying like dogs. No-one has come to help them.
I am a sixty-four year old African-American. New Orleans marks the end of the America I strove for.
I am hopeless. I am sad. I am angry against my country for doing nothing when it mattered.
It really hurts when America is all over “restoring democracy” and fighting “war against terror” in far of countries like Iraq and Afganistan when one of their city suffer for days without basic amenities of life and very inadequate relief.
This is what we have come to. This defining watershed moment in America’s racial history. For all the world to witness. For those who’ve been caused to listen for a lifetime to America’s ceaseless hollow bleats about democracy. For Christians, Jews and Muslims at home and abroad. For rich and poor. For African-American soldiers fighting in Iraq. For African-Americans inside the halls of officialdom and out.
Jesse Jackson also brought up the senstitive issue of race - “There is a historical indifference to the pain of poor people, and black people … we seem to adjust more easily to black pain.”
He also criticised the choice of co-ordinators for fund-raising effort.
“Why are there no African Americans in that circle?” Jackson asked.
Bush earlier on Friday rejected claims that expenditure or use of troops in Iraq had been partly to blame for what critics say was a sluggish, initial response by the US government to the Hurricane Katrina crisis.
Randal further said - “My hand shakes with anger as I write. I, the formerly un-jaundiced human rights advocate, have finally come to see my country for what it really is.
A monstrous fraud.”
Randall Robinson is a social justice advocate and author whose works include national best sellers (i) Defending the Spirit, (ii) The Debt - What America Owes to Blacks, (iii) The Reckoning - What Blacks Owe to Each Other, and (iv) Quitting America - The Departure of a Black Man From His Native Land. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School.
Randall Robinson, is an internationally respected foreign policy advocate and author. He established TransAfrica in 1977 and was its president until 2001. The mandate of TransAfrica was to promote enlightened, progressive U.S. policies towards Africa and the Caribbean. While president of that organization, he spearheaded the U. S. campaign to end apartheid in South Africa.
Note: Biographic information about Randall Robinson is excerpted from his bio in The Hunffington Post website.
Everywhere I am reading ghastly stories of the devastation and subsequent anarchy that has engulfed New Orleans.
My best wishes are with everyone in New Orleans, irrespective of their race or color or beliefs. May God be with them through their ordeal.