Spike Lee is back five years later with “If God Is Willing When Da Creek Don’t Rise” an HBO exclusive airing August 23-24, 2010. In the new Lee returns to see how plans to rebuild New Orleans have played out. The city has seen many areas rebuilt since the storm. Lee also produced “When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts,” after Katrina struck in August 2005. Lee is an advocate of social issues that all the current celebrities should take notice of and use their celebrity to bring about change…..this dude uses his voice in such a way that only Lee would, loud and clear about the issues that wreck havoc on the working class people.
“People here are still waiting for a lot of stuff that was promised from the havoc of Hurricane Katrina and the breach in the levees. We’re getting the same thing from BP,” he said.
“I think only 25% of the claims have been settled by BP and you see these commercials, [public service announcement] commercials, they run day and night. They say, like, well, we’ll decide if you have a legitimate claim,” he continued.
“That’s like the insurance companies deciding down here,” Lee chuckled. “Very few people got their money.”
Lee believes that the greed of companies like BP is a true threat to the US.
“I think this is going to bring about the downfall of the United States of America,” he warned. “We have people in office appointed and voted in and people in big business positions who only care about the dollar bill and people get harmed, people die. They say, that’s the cost of doing business.”
“That blowout preventer cost a half million dollars. Now, who knows how many billions later they’re paying out? If they would have just done what they were supposed to do, but MMS was bought out,” Lee said.