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October Special Features: KATRINA

Maya: Katrina... What Now?

Alex Miller-Mignone on Katrina's Black Hole Connections

New Orleans,
A Song


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OCTOBER 2005 

New Orleans

Everybody knew that it could happen
The likelihood was clear
The future was coming
And now it’s here
They had to fix the levees
Because otherwise they’d break
On one side was the city
Above it was the lake
It was in the daily papers
In bold letters was the writ
What would happen
When the Big One hit
But every year they cut the funding
Just a little more
So they could give it to the Army
To fight their oil war.

In National Geographic
And the Times-Picayune
They forecast the apocalypse
Said it was coming soon
Preparations must be made, they said
Now is the time
It was years ago they shouted
Inaction was a crime
They said the dikes must be improved
And the wetlands must be saved
But Washington decided
Instead they should be paved
Because malls were more important
Than peoples’ lives
So put some gold dust in your eyes
And hope no storm arrives.

New Orleans, New Orleans, New Orleans

Years and years of warning
No evacuation plan
It was just if the waters rose
Just get out if you can
There were no buses
No one chartered any trains
There was no plan to rescue
All of those who would remain
All the people with no money
All the people with no wheels
All of those who didn’t hotwire
One that they could steal
Thousands and thousands of people
Abandoned by the state
Abandoned by their country
Just left to meet their fate.

New Orleans, New Orleans, New Orleans

And the people died
And they died some more
They drowned inside their attics
An army of the poor
An army of the destitute
Who couldn’t get away
And the world will remember
These sad and awful days
When people shouted from their houses
Dying on their roofs
When people came to find them
They were turned back by the troops
They died there with no water
They died there in the heat
They were shot down by the soldiers
For trying to find some food to eat.

New Orleans, New Orleans, New Orleans

And now the city is in ruins
A massive toxic sea
Scattered through the nation
Half a million refugees
Here we are
In the richest country on the earth
Where the color of your skin
Determines what your life is worth
Where oil is the king
Where global warming is ignored
Where the very end of life
Is the place we’re heading toward
Where it’s more than just a metaphor
The flooding of the dike
And if we don’t stop this madness
The whole planet will be like

New Orleans, New Orleans, New Orleans


This song is available free from David’s website,
www.davidrovics.com.

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October 2005
Table of Contents
October Daykeeper Home
Maya: Katrina... What Next?
Alex Miller Mignone: Hurricane Katrina
New Orleans, New Orleans, A Song
Crystal's Full Moon Meditation: Revive the Leader Within
Daily Success Guide
Oct. 1 through 31
Monthly Astrological Influences, October 2005
General Sun Signs,
October 2005
 
Retrograde Watch: Stressful Readjustments
Book Review: Jared Diamond's Collapse
Llewellyn Eliminates the Goddess... Maya Pans One, Picks Two
Skywatch
Goddess of the Month: Hina
Sign of the Month: Libra Maya's Sun Sign Archives

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