Here’s new evidence of the complete moral breakdown of the New Orleans underclass. While everyone else was working day and night to construct a really good story of raping, killing, and looting, the undisciplined savages in the superdome and elsewhere apparently ignored the roles assigned to them by Fox News (and their own police chief), and insolently denied us the behavior they were supposed to provide. The 200 bodies are 6, and not a murder among them; the muzzle-flash disarming was made up; the thugs didn’t even attempt the prescribed and amply reported armed assault on the hotel: it was complete mutiny.
“After five days managing near-riots, medical horrors and unspeakable living conditions inside the Superdome, Louisiana National Guard Col. Thomas Beron prepared to hand over the dead to representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
“Following days of internationally reported killings, rapes and gang violence inside the Dome, the doctor from FEMA – Beron doesn’t remember his name – came prepared for a grisly scene: He brought a refrigerated 18-wheeler and three doctors to process bodies.
“‘I’ve got a report of 200 bodies in the Dome,’ Beron recalls the doctor saying.
“The real total was six, Beron said.
“Of those, four died of natural causes, one overdosed and another jumped to his death in an apparent suicide, said Beron, who personally oversaw the turning over of bodies from a Dome freezer, where they lay atop melting bags of ice…
“As the fog of warlike conditions in Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath has cleared, the vast majority of reported atrocities committed by evacuees have turned out to be false, or at least unsupported by any evidence, according to key military, law enforcement, medical and civilian officials in positions to know.”
[there’s lots more. If you believed the Grand Guignol news for even a minute, as I did, you owe it to your conscience to take a complete reality soak here; read it!]
The murder rate in New Orleans in the week after the storm was not even a single case higher than an average week. Obviously they didn’t even try, and with the whole world watching and telling them exactly what was expected. How are we supposed to have a civilized society if the oppressed won’t comply with our expectations of savagery? If they blatantly undermine the credibility of Paid Professional Experts and Pundits, with families to support who need stories to top each other with?
If they won’t misbehave when it really counts, they shiver the entire just-deserts structure of social policy. These people just have no respect for authority and their betters, and no manners, and that’s the plain fact.
The story is by Brian Thevenot and Gordon Russell, and as you might expect, from the same scurrilous rag that had the bad manners to correctly predict the consequences of unmaintained levees three years ago.