I'm seeing on TV, still, that the stranded in the Superdome and at the Convention Center have no food and water. And it's Thursday. Buses have started carrying people to Houston from the Superdome. So there must be at least one road through. Why have trucks and trucks of food and water not been brought in through that road?
The Mayor has issued a desperate plea to save the lives of those stranded, and referred to a massive march of refugees out of the Convention Center and over miles and miles toward civilization. In America. In the 21st Century.
About 15,000 to 20,000 people who had taken shelter at the convention center to await buses were growing angry and restless in what appeared to be a potentially explosive situation. In hopes of defusing it, the mayor said the evacuees would be allowed to march to a nearby expressway to try to find a way out.I am completely confused why there's a road between civilization and the stranded and we're prepared to watch the victims make a desperate march for their lives, but somehow we can't use the same path to take aid and comfort to them.
If it comes to that...if we end up seeing video of a mile of black American refugees forced to defend their lives by marching together over roadways toward civilization, like pictures we see from the poorest, most war-ravaged areas of Africa, just because disaster management can't get it's act together...shame is the only word that comes to mind.