Fw: Paying hommage

linus nordström linusno at gmx.net
Sat Sep 22 13:50:24 MDT 2001

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From: "Gorojovsky" <Gorojovsky at arnet.com.ar>
To: <marxism at lists.panix.com>; <leninist-international at lists.econ.utah.edu>
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2001 10:16 PM
Subject: Paying hommage

I am translating something that reached me from someone in Patagonia.

Let us keep a minute silent...

If you are still horrified by the scenes of what happened on September 11, then keep silent 
for ONE MINUTE as a hommage to the 10,000 Americans, most civilians, cowardly killed by 
terrorists who are still unknown. And, since you are silent, please keep silence for still 
another THIRTEEN MINUTES as a hommage to the 130,000 Iraqi civilians dead in 1991 on 
the orders of Bush Sr. By the way, remind yourself that on that occassion, the Americans 
were as gleeful as the Palestinians these last days... After that, keep silent for still other 
TWENTY MINUTES, in honor of the Iranis killed by the Iraqis by means of weaponry and 
money that had been given to Hussein (still young in those years) by the same Americans 
who, later on, directed all their weaponry against him... And keep still silent for another 
FIFTEEN MINUTES, in the honor of the 150,000 Russians and Afghans murdered by the 
Talibans, also with weaponry and money provided by America... And keep silent for still TEN 
MINUTES MORE, in the honor of the 100,000 Japanese directly or indirectly killed in 
Hiroshima and Nagasaki, also due to direct action by the Eagle...

Now, if you have already done that, you have kept silent for ONE HOUR (ONE MINUTE for 
the Americans, and FIFTY NINE for their victims...).

Perplexed? Then, keep silent for another complete hour, this time, in honor of the dead in 
the Viet Nam war, which the Americans don't like to remember...

Let us hope (against all that the aggressivity indexes of Americans allow to believe) that 
the Americans begin to understand that they are vulnerable too, and that the tragedies 
that they generate are as barbarious  and cowardly as those that others create. The dead 
of other peoples are as painful as theirs...

[My addition, NG: if one were to keep precise books on all the dead in American or 
American-sponsored military or economic crimes, perhaps the minutes of a lifetime would 
not be enough...]
Néstor Miguel Gorojovsky
gorojovsky at arnet.com.ar


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