A hurricane barreling straight at New Orleans? What could go wrong?
This is the same city where Hurricane Katrina led to more than 1,500 people dying, making it one of the, if not the, worst natural disaster in modern American history. The hurricane was bad enough but the aftermath was just a glimpse of our collective future. Rampant robbery, murder, mayhem and rape. It was described in many dystopian terms, including “A police chief described post-Katrina New Orleans by stating, “it was like Mogadishu.”. That makes sense since New Orleans is demographically pretty similar to The Mog.
Also worth noting: in the aftermath of Katrina the authorities decided they had the right, in the middle of mass violence and looting, to disarm citizens at gunpoint:
The disorder of the storm’s aftermath – and the inability of local law enforcement to contain it – brought into stark realization the importance of the right to keep and bear arms in order to provide for the defense of oneself, loved ones, and community. Stories of looting and violence abounded. A police chief described post-Katrina New Orleans by stating, “it was like Mogadishu.”
Despite their inability to cope with the resulting mayhem, several days after the storm passed New Orleans officials ordered the confiscation of lawfully-owned firearms from city residents. In a September 8, 2005 article, the New York Times described the scene, stating, “Local police officers began confiscating weapons from civilians in preparation for a forced evacuation of the last holdouts still living here… Police officers and federal law enforcement agents scoured the city carrying assault rifles seeking residents who have holed up to avoid forcible eviction.”
As reported by the Washington Post, New Orleans Superintendent P. Edwin Compass made clear, “No one will be able to be armed,” and, “Guns will be taken. Only law enforcement will be allowed to have guns.”
Any disaster is an excuse to go after your means of self-defense.
With America leaderless at present and already overwhelmed by the mishandled evacuation from Afghanistan, we could be looking at a Katrina 2.0 in New Orleans. Needless to say, if you are in The Big Easy, you should grab your family and valuables and GTFO. Better yet, GTFO and don’t come back.