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    pico, nellgwen, Ahianne

    I really like the word you used - "fusion" - b/c that is more accurate than what I was getting at. It really took a blend of the French Cajuns, the black culture, some southern white and Creoles. That is the "good" of Louisiana, its mixed culture works out very well - however repulsive some of the behavior continues to be.

    There was a point, not long ago (I forgot where I saw this, so going on trusting me) when New Orleans was bigger than Atlanta and the most obvious candidate for "center of the south" with respect to economic boom, but it was actually the predominantly white elite that was too corrupt, too unwilling to spend a dime on any public services that could be used by blacks and too plain old backward provincial to be of much use to anyone. It's been wallowing ever since - Katrina was like a knock out punch of an already dazed fighter.

    Blessed are the peacemakers, the poor, the meek and the sick: The "party of Jesus" wouldn't invite him to their convention - fearing his "platform."

    by 4CasandChlo on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 09:38:16 PM PDT

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    •  There's some truth to that, although the (2+ / 0-)
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      sad truth is that New Orleans' economic fortunes sank with the slave trade, and never recovered.  It was the third-largest city in the United States during the 1840s; it sunk to fifth by the 1860s, and kept spiraling downward from there.

      Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

      by pico on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 09:46:24 PM PDT

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