~“The last time I was in a place this dangerous it was Desert Storm,” joked Russel Honoré, the Army general ordered to deal with the chaos after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in August 2005.
Now a civilian trying to raise the profile of the Bayou Corne sinkhole disaster, Honoré then apologized to the crowd, “on behalf of the people of Louisiana, because democracy has failed you. The resources the extraction companies are taking from this green Earth so close to where we sit today are critical to America, but there has to be a balance between extraction from our Earth and caring for the Earth. The people will not sit by while the environment is ruined by extraction companies," Honoré said to loud applause. “Ladies and gentlemen, we need the courage of Christ and the voice of Huey Long. Let’s give notice that if you break it you fix it. Let’s give notice — you will fix this or you will go to jail. I’m a believer and, if you don’t fix it you will burn in hell.”
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Posted by New Orleans Ladder at 12:02 PM