Monday, August 28, 2006

Remembering Katrina

It is au courant to observe the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's landfall in Louisiana and Mississippi. But there is more to the observance than the recounting of a natural disaster and its attendant human and material cost. Katrina has been translated from a natural phenomenon to a political one. Katrina has become the weapon of choice for those who willingly embrace government as "big brother" (except when it legitimately seeks to defend them against foreign enemies), and those who like to characterize their political opponents as "uncaring" and "bigoted." (But I repeat myself.)

Well, my way of remembering Katrina is to link to the several posts that the weaponizing of Katrina caused me to write:

Katrina's Aftermath: Who's to Blame? (09/01/05)
"The Private Sector Isn't Perfect" (09/02/05)
A Modest Proposal for Disaster Preparedness (09/07/05)
No Mention of Opportunity Costs (09/08/05)
Whose Incompetence Do You Trust? (09/10/05)
An Open Letter to Michael Moore (09/13/05)
Enough of Amateur Critics (09/13/05)