The comments coming from our native New Orleanians are nothing out of the ordinary. In fact, I find them to be very straight forward. Nobody ever gave a damn before about the people living here and the progress of this city, or lack there of for that matter. I agree, to those... who see post K New Orleans as an opportunity to capitalize on the culture and heritage that makes this city so unique, it is a blank slate. But what they don't realize is they can never take away centuries of diversity and tradition which have become the indigenous fruits of our native ancestry. That is something that is so rare and so precious it becomes out of reach to those who do not share a part in its creation. That is why beyond the facade of shiny newness, there will always lurk the scent of faded tradition. That is the life blood of this city. And when the notoriety and chicness of its celebrity has long past, the city will still remain; alive and as vibrant as it always has.
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