Mayor Ray Nagin suggested Monday that Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and other storms were a sign that "God is mad at America" and at black communities, too, for tearing themselves apart with violence and political infighting.
"Surely God is mad at America. He sent us hurricane after hurricane after hurricane, and it's destroyed and put stress on this country," Nagin, who is black, said as he and other city leaders marked Martin Luther King Day.
"Surely he doesn't approve of us being in Iraq under false pretenses. But surely he is upset at black America also. We're not taking care of ourselves."
Nagin also promised that New Orleans will be a "chocolate" city again. Many of the city's black neighborhoods were heavily damaged by Katrina....
The French Quarter was pretty much spared. Of course God is angry with America..for murdering millions of babies every year; for same sex unions; for the filth that Hollywood puts out a so-called Christians criticize but nevertheless still support. The list goes on and on. So in a sense, the mayor was correct.
Maybe it would have been more accurate for the Mayor to say God was mad at New Orleans. I went to New Orleans about 7 years ago on a business trip. And we did walk down Bourbon street. The place was filled with fortune tellers, Lesbians, Homos, cross dressers, drunkeness, etc.
Sodom and Gomorah comes to mind.
I can assure you that the filth on that street needed some God washing.
It is obvious that the Mayor was pandering to the electorate, however, at least he acknowledged God, acknowledged the need for the African American community to practice some self restraint in the vices which are so injurious to their well being, and he condemned the African American leaders whose contribution to the community is mostly to blame white America for all their troubles. As the old saying goes: "Even a broken clock is useful twice a day".
"It's time for us to come together. It's time for us to rebuild New Orleans _ the one that should be a chocolate New Orleans," the mayor said. "This city will be a majority African American city. It's the way God wants it to be. You can't have New Orleans no other way. It wouldn't be New Orleans."