1973! That too, was a September 11
Two years ago, a day after the anniversary of the murderous attacks of September 11 which resulted in the death of thousands of innocent people, I posted the following which I think it is still relevant. Here it is:
To some, September 11 is not always September 11
September 11 came and passed. We continued hearing about the truly inhumane action against 3000 people. Everywhere the talk was about it; Moments of silence here and there, half raised flags. We heard and heard and heard. Yes, it was significant enough an event that no matter how much it is talked about, it is not enough. I heard on CBC radio the shivery voice of a father who was talking about his fire fighter son who was killed in New York two years ago. He was talking about his son with such a sorrow in his voice that could easily move the listener. "He was a wonderful young man": he said about his son. and after a few moments of silence, his voice was even more shivery: " I....I....I am not going to see him....again" he continued. and then you could easily picture his wet and teary face with shivery cheeks and lips. It was sad, truly sad. This can also be said about those children who lost their fathers or mothers that day and about many more people who are still truly devastated from their loss.
why are we not human enough to feel that other fathers and mothers, other children, other wives feel no less devastated than this father? Why do we let the media bring tears on our eyes only for those they want us to cry for? Why do we subject ourselves and our emotions to whatever the media wants to do with them?
How many times in last 30 years have we heard about more than 3000, that is right 3000 victims, of the US-backed Chilean Coup d'etat in 1973? That's right, September 11, 1973. How many times have we dropped some tears for those victims many of whom died (not a quick death but) by some slow deaths under torture of General Pinochet's forces. How many times have we heard about the role Dr. Kissinger played in that crime against the humanity?