Thank you both for sharing your experiences.
9/11 is also a sad day in Chile.
We commemorated 33 years after Augusto Pinochet's coup, a coup that
as many others in Latin America was sponsored by those that we all know.
Thousands killed, disappeared, tortured, exiled, years of life lost
in a regime of terror.
Alas! Paine´s words also apply to american intervention in Chile.
On Sep 17, 2006, at 7:41 PM, Mike Cole wrote:
> Thanks bb for reminding us of our past.
> I was doing something different on 9/11. It was my own personal
> magic time
> of year. My wife and I returned to our special place
> in the Eastern California Sierra Mountains. To get there we passed
> the "re-location" camp to which 10,000 Japanese-Americans were sent
> in 1942
> in the hysteria following Dec 7, 1942 (lif the reference is obscure to
> anyone, look it up on google!).
> This place has a special meaning for me because the first nesei
> allowed to leave the camp because a bona fide American family, my
> would take them, were a middle aged couple who I only remember as
> Setsu and
> Sam. So, thanks to Sheila's insistence (i didn't want to look), we
> An amazing place. Check it out on google even if you remember what
> meant tot us, the US.
> I wanted least of all of be confronted with the world on that day.
> But I was
> very grateful that Sheila suggested/insisted that we stop.
> It was a great national parks service facility. Great. I copied
> down only
> two statements in the exhibity that seemed to me precient vis a vis
> Here they are. Our founding fathers understood what we as a nation
> Benjamin Franklin: They that can give up essential liberties to
> obtain a
> little temporaray security deserve neither liberty nor safety"
> Tom Paine: (one of my founding fathers, at least): He that would
> make his
> own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for
> if he
> violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to
> On 9/16/06, Mike Cole <email@example.com> wrote:
>> On 9/11/06, bb < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> > I flew across the U.S. today, and I'm reminded of where we were
>> 5 years
>> > ago. It's not about the current media blitz that I've been
>> > avoiding, but a visitation to, and reflection of, how we made
>> meaning of
>> > actions that cannot be undone.
>> > http://lchc.ucsd.edu/MCA/Mail/xmcamail.2001_09.dir/0110.html
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