Thursday, February 10, 2005

Russell Means on 9/11

To Whom It May Concern:

On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, I sat transfixed before the television watching the horror of the world trade center with many emotions running through my heart. On that day I said many prayers for the victims, families and the rescuers.

Since that painful day, I have read countless articles and editorials depicting the terror in newspapers from New York City, Los Angeles, Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM. I have a feeling of sadness at the war mongering that has become the norm for patriarchal societies throughout history, up to and including today.

The remainder of that intolerable week, I tried to get through to New York City and the immediate area to find out how my friends and relatives were. Finally, on Friday and Saturday, I began getting messages through to my friends. On Sunday, September 16, my friend Rainer Greeven, Esq. called to assure me that he, his family and immediate friends were safe. However, within his own circle of friends and business associates he had been deeply affected. In fact, he told me he didn't know anyone in NYC that wasn't affected by tragedy. During the course of our conversation, he asked me what I thought our response, as a nation should be.

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1 comment:

Scotty said...

I have been reading Mark's posts, and while I appreciate the issues of Free Speech, I can't get past the fact that I am convinced that had I been killed in Iraq, Churchill would have been delighted in that, and that he would be just as thrilled to see any one of my many friends over there get killed. Makes it hard for me to be unemotional about him.