The scenes taking place in New Orleans the aftermath of hurricane Katrina – robbing, stealing, police powerless, dead corpes floating in the water no sanitary systems working etc. – are completely unreal. Reminds me most of one of the many well known science fiction movies, where civilization has vanished, being replaced by the grim mode of “survival of the fittest”.
Or as Rick Moran notes in his “Rightwing nuthouse”-blog:
Katrina has washed away the thin veneer of civilization and brought to the surface behaviors and emotions more suited to the African savannas where modern Homo Sapiens first began to dominate the planet rather than the city streets where until just a few days ago, people were laughing, walking, singing, playing music – living.