01 September 2005

NEW ORLEANS - Storm victims were raped and beaten, fights and fires broke out, corpses lay out in the open, and rescue helicopters and law enforcement officers were shot at as flooded-out New Orleans descended into anarchy Thursday. “This is a desperate SOS,” the mayor said.

I’m crying for New Orleans. I’m crying for Mississippi. I’m crying for Alabama. I’m crying for the innocent people caught in the cross fire. I’m crying for the loss of life. I’m crying for the loss of beauty in the south. I’m crying for the violence and desperation. I’m crying for the inability for anyone in New Orleans to restore order. I’m crying for my nation because what affects us one, affects us all. I can’t blame and I can’t change anything.

New Orleans is in ruin and her people dying and fleeing to other cities. …and all I can do is cry.