Katrina Counterpoint

Sundance Channel ran Mardi Gras Made in China as a counterpoint to our Katrina rememberances. The documentary maker interviews Mardi Gras partiers and the Chinese people who make their beads – both being completely ignorant of each other. The beads might as well have been dropped from Mars; when the workers were shown what was done with the beads, they thought they came from Mars. Who is being indicted here?

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