Hurricane Irene

Making political hay out of a hurricance

While homeowners are left to their own devices as to how to repair damage or relocate altogether as they discover that their insurance does not cover flood damage, they, and the rest of the population, are treated to a shameless display of political exploitation and disregard for human suffering by our exploiters. Whether to the right or the left or at the center of the capitalist state’s political apparatus, the politicians are trying to reap political benefits from the devastation.

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