[xmca] Pinochet

From: David Preiss (davidpreiss@uc.cl)
Date: Sun Dec 10 2006 - 16:00:30 PST

Today the dead of Pinochet made me remember the old thread Mike
initiated regarding forgiveness. Thus, the same day than we across
the world celebrate a new anniversary of the universal declaration of
human rights, a new dictator goes away, unpunished for all the harm
he caused on thousands. Some people see this as a nice turn of
history: the general´s final day is marked by the international
commemoration of human rights. I see here the opposite thing:
Pinochet left us smiling, untouched by the action of justice,
remembering us that he won his final battle over those that intended
to give human rights some kind of substance, to turn them in
something real, which can be touched. Here, then, a criminal has
died. Shame on our judges. We will not forget. Without justice, we
will not forgive.

David Preiss, Ph.D.
Profesor Auxiliar / Assistant Professor

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Escuela de Psicología
Av Vicuña Mackenna 4860
Macul, Santiago

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