[personal profile] barking_iguana
10 years ago, we (that is, the US, the world, and specifically the Gulf Coast and especially New Orleans) suffered a great tragedy. But it also marked a low point in our political culture.

Since 1980, for a quarter century, we had been giving government power to those who claimed government was the problem, that whatever it did, didn't work. And those politicians who claimed that had been doing their best to see that it was true. By cutting budgets. By promoting those who were cynical like themselves. By demoralizing their workforce in countless ways.

I think Katrina was a major turning point. Where we as a country realized that we do need the government to do things well, and we therefore need it to be led by people committed to that notion.
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