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"Cyniquian" Level Poster
Post Number: 6283
|Posted on Sunday, August 27, 2006 - 03:24 pm: |
I JUST watched the section of “When The Levees Broke” that focuses on speculations about the levees. It starts about 23 minutes into the film (during Act I).
Here is what I observed:
@ Several Black foks say they heard several explosions, some saying they sounded like exploding electrical transformers.
@ Of all the opinions express, only ONE person (older Black man) explicitly asserted that the levees had been intentionally blown up. Just ONE.
@ There were references to prior issues, questions and politics about the construction and management of the levees when prior hurricanes occurred, including mentioning the levee system alleged being dynamited during the 1965 Hurricane “Betsy”. Presumably, the levees were destroyed to sacrifice poorer part of New Orleans to save the richer, tourist sections.
@ A BLACK man quite eloquently said he does NOT believe the levees were blown. He, instead, believe the explosions foks heard were that of the weight and power of water destroying the levees.
@ BLACK and WHITE foks said that the levees were NOT built as necessary. A White guy said they’d been working on the levees for FORTY YEARS and hadn’t finished them.
@ A WHITE man (local radio host) asserted that the levees should NOT have failed because they were supposed to be capable of withstanding the force that was being exerted against it from Katrina.
@ The primary, prevailing sentiment conveyed in Spike's films was that the levees failed because they were inadequately constructed, NOT that they’d been willfully, intentionally blown up.
@ And this constituted ONLY 10 minutes of a 240 minute film.
It seems there are foks who are just as interested in mischaracterizing Spike’s film as there are people who are allegedly interested in mischaracterizing what happen in New Orleans last August and September.
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