I pray you all give your audience,
And here this matter with reverence,
By figure a moral play-
The Flooding of New Orleans called it is,
That of our lives and ending shows
How transitory we be all day.
Enter preacher, sturm and drang…
Katrina also didn’t happen because we’re at war in Iraq, and the Corps of Engineers spending that’s been delayed would not have saved the city. It might have delayed destruction to the next storm, but the geography of New Orleans made this inevitable.
So what we have is a tragedy, not a morality play in which to put forth a world view. If your world view needs promoting, please find a less tragic canvas.
(Morality play idea from PC. Doggrel by GAP. Asshole links via Reason’s Hit and Run.)