September 26, 2006

The Superdome

Yesterday I saw a bit on TV about the grand re-opening of the New Orleans Superdome for the Saint's victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

Now I know they did some stuff to honor the suffering of the victims of hurricane Katrina, and they had some first responders present for the festivities, but I couldn't get over the part that I saw with a bunch of celebrities and important people in fancy suits, enjoying special treats and fine china.

It seems to me that it would have been more classy to fill the newly fixed and renovated Superdome with all of the poor and unimportant kind of folks who suffered through the hurricane. It would have been a fine opportunity to subvert the divisions of class and race that make this country suffer so much.

In the Office of Readings today God's Word comes through psalm 12:

"For the poor who are oppressed and the needy who groan
I myself will arise," says the Lord.
"I will grant them the salvation for which they thirst."


Brother Lesser said...

You have such a marvelous way of stating the obvious.

I am frankly surprised none of those "heroes" stood in front of the television cameras and said, "Let them eat cake!"

Anonymous said...

That's a great point. How many of the people who were forced to take refuge there could ever afford to be there for its "rebirth."