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Bush making conspiracy theories come true; Spike Lee movie

Spike Lee, Michel Martin from ABC News, and Tucker Carlson appeared on Bill Maher's show recently (video) and discussed the conspiracy theories about levees being blown up. The only problem is that one of the theories they discuss appears to be coming true. Let's go to the tape:

Bill Maher: Farrakhan said he thinks the feds wanted to flood the poor black districts... I'm not a conspiracy theorist, I don't believe it, but when you see some of the things that have gone on in this country...
Spike Lee: It's not far-fetched... it's not necessarily 'blow it up', [uses Compton vs. Beverly Hills example to say that they could have decided to help rich areas first instead of poor areas]...
Maher: But that's different from proactively blowing up a levee to flood one neighborhood...
Michel Martin chimes in, saying it would require a massive conspiracy...
Lee chimes in about the stolen election...
Tucker Carlson: I was in New Orleans right after the hurricane... while I didn't hear anyone say the levee was blown up by the federal government, I did hear a bunch of people... who thought this was part of a conspiracy to rid New Orleans of black people... they honestly believed that... I didn't argue with them... I felt bad for them...

Let's examine the facts that might lead people to suspect that:

  • The feds have dispersed former residents from Cape Cod to Utah to Oklahoma
  • The feds haven't exactly been working at full speed to get housing built near New Orleans
  • The feds have allowed illegal aliens to take rebuilding jobs that should go to former residents

Obviously, a lot of people are going to think there was a conspiracy such as described by Carlson. Wouldn't they be right? Are the feds working as hard as possible to bring former residents back and get them the jobs that are now being done by people from another country? No, they are not. Unless they change that, one would have to be extremely gullible to think this wasn't part of the plan.
If the GOP wants to avoid yet another major scandal, they'd be very wise to work to reverse what the Bush administration is doing. Just like Lee's mention of the Tuskegee Experiment, this is one that could be brought up for decades.

Spike Lee films "When the Levee Broke"

Michael Moore is reportedly filming something, now someone perhaps even worse is getting into the act:

Filmmaker Spike Lee on Tuesday announced he is making a film for HBO about the post-Hurricane Katrina flooding in New Orleans, and said he wouldn't be shocked if conspiracy theories of intentional government involvement in the flooding proved true.
Lee's appearance on CNN, to promote his new co-authored memoir/biography, Spike Lee: That's My Story and I'm Sticking To It, followed a report on the rumors circulating among evacuees that the government somehow engineered the flooding of the largely black and poor Ninth Ward section of New Orleans.
CNN's report stressed that there is no evidence anyone caused the flooding on purpose. Brig. Gen. Robert Crear, who commands the Army Corps of Engineers, told CNN there was no truth to the rumors.
But after a handful of unidentified evacuees told CNN they believed something was afoot, anchor Daryn Kagan asked Lee if he thought there was potential for a movie in the tales.
Lee, 47, said he is already in development on a film with HBO called When the Levee Broke.
Asked about the possibility that the rumors of government involvement had any truth, Lee said it wouldn't surprise him.
"It's not too far-fetched ... I don't put anything past the United States government," Lee said. "I don't find it too far-fetched that they tried to displace all the black people out of New Orleans."

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