One of the most shameful things about the destruction of New Orleans was the attempt to blame the victims.
Too many Americans–disproportionately Republican–could not rationalize two beliefs:
- Americans and George Bush are good people.
- These same good people deserted other Americans and left them to die.
So they blamed the victim, rather than accepting responsibility for electing what might be the most incompetent–often by design–administration in U.S. history.