Monday, November 26, 2007

When Lighting One Candle Blinds Our Gaze to the Darkness

I won't question the ostensible nobility of providing a Gulf Coast families here and there with homes and getting them out of FEMA trailers (even if it merely amounts to tax breaks for big box corporations).

However, I am bound to ask whether heart-warming one-cottage-at-a-time stories unwittingly become a distraction to the largely ignored story that speculators are grabbing many more families' holdings and that Mississippi casinos are raiding government funds designated for rebuilds for homes with the help of Republican Governor Haley Barbour (who is mentioned as Vice Presidential material).

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