Mood: don't ask
You know what I take away from this particular Battle of New Orleans? The very pessimistic view that huge swaths of this country could not really survive a man-made disaster on this scale.
That is, when the Submitters finally explode a radiological bomb in the middle of Manhattan or detonate a nuke in the middle of Long Beach, it will not surprise me to see the very most animalistic behavior among the survivors.
This is what we have, finally, when we do not respect ourselves and do not respect the law.
I wouldn't begrudge any man taking a loaf of bread or a bottle of water from some looted and waterlogged store there in New Orleans. I wouldn't care a bit if people are stealing clean pairs of underwear or shoes for their babies.
But stealing a goddamned TV? You should be shot on sight. Not because you're stealing, per se, but because you're too fucking stupid to live.
The bolt Katrina shot has not yet landed.