Look Up Sheep!
It is being said and written in the wake of the New Orleans disaster that the Bush Administration is just terribly inefficient. That is simply not true.
Bush's Administration is anything but inefficient. It is just not doing what we, the people, normally think of as the normal activities of government.
In the U.S. we have always been taught that the government is a protecter of the poor and downtrodden and an equalizer of justice between the mighty and the lowly. Nothing could be further from the truth. For a real discussion on this, see Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States.
The Bush Administration is actually the most efficient of all the power-hungry, money-motivated administrations in a line that stretches almost unbroken all the way back to pre-1776.
They became efficient in robbing the public coffers by dropping the pretense in their actions
that their purpose was to serve the public good.They got an unscrupulous village idiot, who's only talent is his ability to lie with a straight face and to keep on lying no matter what the evidence to the contrary, to be their mouthpiece. Then they set about raping this country and shearing the population like a flock of sheep.
New Orleans is an exposure of this efficiency. It is also an exposure of what happens to the country and the sheep when they no longer produce wool.