New Orleans civic leaders have started a new venture called the Fleur-de-lis Ambassadors Program.

This is exactly what the ciy needs. Thanks to media manipulation on the part of the Bush administration, New Orleans has been painted with a very negative brush…crime-ridden, corrupt, people can’t help themselves, the city is in the wrong place etc.

Why the negative campaign?

Bush & Co. had to distract people from two undeniable facts:

1. The catastrophe in New Orleans was caused by the failure of the levee system which was the sole responsibility of the Army Corps of Engineers, a federal agency.

2. The Homeland Security response was one of the most disgraceful failures of the federal government in American history and was caused by unprecedented levels of corruption, incompetence, and sheer callousness within the Bush administration.

How to remedy this?

There’s really only one way: to tell the real story of New Orleans, including its many positive features, over and over again to all the people who are willing to listen.

And that’s what the Fleur-de-lis Ambassadors Program is all about.

FoodMusicJustice’s mission too.

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