January 18, 2006

The Looters


This is a recent cover we designed and illustrated for The Intellectual Activist magazine. The cover story was partly based on the widely circulated editorial by Robert Tracinski, An Unnatural Disaster: A Hurricane Exposes the Man-Made Disaster of the Welfare State .

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin met with President Bush recently, so the cover seemed timely. From KATC: Nagin: Bush focused on promise to rebuild.

Nagin says Bush was disappointed that Congress reallocated about one-point-four (b) billion in proposed levee money for other Katrina projects. But the president promised to push to get the money back.

And from The Times-Picayune: Nagin backpedals, apologizes; Katrina's wrath not God's will, he says.

Faced with howls of protest, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin apologized Tuesday for claiming that a vengeful God smote New Orleans with Hurricane Katrina because of heavenly disapproval of America's involvement in Iraq and of rampant violence within urban black communities.

Nagin also offered a less sweeping apology for his remarks about the city's future demographics in the aftermath of the storm and subsequent catastrophic flood. His comments came in a speech, delivered on Martin Luther King Day with City Hall as a backdrop, in which the mayor said God intended New Orleans to rise again as a "chocolate city," which he defined as a "black-majority city."

Posted by Forkum at January 18, 2006 09:34 PM