america is doomed!
there's looting in new orleans. looting! it started out with food and stuff. then they went after electronics and shoes. now they're looting guns. oh yes, guns.
we have looting and an armed insurgency in new orleans. and it gets better. the cops have no food or water, and are ill-trained and ill-equipped to deal with this new menace. i mean, we aren't talking about a few disgruntled hold-outs from OLD orleans. we're talking about an organized resistance movement. how organized? one cop who called into glenn beck's show this morning claimed that the looters have positioned snipers to cover them while they rob businesses blind. the cops are afraid to show their faces, let alone attempt to impose law and order.
i think it's pretty clear what all of this means. it means that democracy is doomed in the united states of america. we're just not ready for it yet. yep, the writing is on the wall. time to pull our boys out of new orleans and let the dead bury the dead.
< /tounge in cheek >
serious solution: send in the military. place the city under martial law. distribute food and water and medicine. shoot looters on sight.
also: isn't it amazing how thin the line between civilization and anarchy is? a week ago, no one could have believed the chaos in new orleans possible, today it's a reality. a series of perfectly plausible events could transport most of us from our ordinary everyday lives to a struggle for survival in a post-apocalyptic nightmare in the course of a single unfortunate afternoon.
locdog writes from beyond thunderdome