Spike Lee: Whitey Destroyed New Orleans Levees
Declaring Ã¢€œit’s not far-fetched,Ã¢€ movie director Spike Lee affirmed on Friday nightÃ¢€™s Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, that he believes Louis FarakhanÃ¢€™s allegation that a levee was destroyed in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina in order to flood the nearly all-black ninth ward. Lee contended that Ã¢€œa choice had to be made, one neighborhood got to save another neighborhood and flood another ‘hood, flood another neighborhood.Ã¢€
Lest you think this was Lee being ironic, he’s made these claims before:
Spike Lee, filmmaking “provocateur,” targets Katrina (Reuters, Oct. 17)
Never far from the center of a storm, self-described filmmaker “provocateur” Spike Lee is headed to New Orleans to make a documentary examining how race and politics collided in aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Lee says he will use “factual journalism, not creative narrative” in his look at Katrina and New Orleans, which has become a rallying point for black political activists and conspiracy theorists.
Amid criticism that the administration of President George W. Bush was slow to respond, leaving thousands of black and low-income people stranded amid violence and lawlessness, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has suggested the levees in New Orleans were broken as a way of “getting rid of the poor.”
Activist Jesse Jackson compared the New Orleans convention center, where evacuees gathered, to “the hull of a slave ship.”
“I wouldn’t put anything past the U.S. government when it comes to people of color,” Lee said in an interview with Reuters. “There is too much history … going back to when the U.S. army gave smallpox-infested blankets to Native Americans.”
Damn that Spike Lee for undercoving the latest secret white plot to destroy Black America. We tried this back in the 1990s, when we sent the CIA out to get African Americans hooked on crack cocaine but the results were too subtle.
I hope Lee doesn’t begin to suspect the real truth that white folks, especially the Bush-Cheney cabal, actually control the weather. . . .