this is my problem with the author of this story and people like him: they don't seem to actually care about the suffering of people under pinochet
well, they do, but only as insofar as they can use that suffering in pursuance of their true aim: prosecution of the usa
which is fine, prosecute the usa, fuck the usa. but prove to me that righting injustice and relieving suffering is more important to you than pursuing vendettas and apportioning blame
and i can give you a litmus test
about your poll... prove to me you care about injustice more than pursuing vendettas:
there is currently a us owned copper mine doing evil despicable things against the local people and the environment and is in corrupt cohoots with the local government:
now, what pinochet did happened decades ago. and it happened in the cold war, an era of history that has passed us. now, you are one of these types of two people:
- relieving suffering is important foremost
- prosecuting the usa is important secondmost
which type of person are you?
- prosecuting the usa is important foremost
- relieving suffering is important secondmostmost
is your human conscience more important than your sense of revenge?
does it burn you the usa got away with evil despicable acts in the cold war? it should. but does that moral outrage at events that happened decades ago overwhelm your sense of moral outrage at what is happening right now in the world?
again: is relieving suffering more important to you? or apportioning blame
right now, at this very moment, a us copper mine is doing in indonesia all of the evil you hate the usa for doing in chile decades ago
so prove to me that justice is more important to you than revenge: forget about pinochet. think about it
here is a link:
prove to me, prove to k5, prove to yourself, prove to the world, that the search for justice is more important to you than the pursuit of vendettas. prove to me you actually care about changing the world RIGHT NOW and relieving suffering in it RIGHT NOW, rather than pursuing revenge and incrimination from a dead era: obsess about freeport, forget about pinochet
everything is the same: copper mine, local corruption in politics, oppression of local populace, pollution of environment. the only differenc eis that pinochet was decades ago, and freeport is RIGHT NOW
what kind of person are you?
a person with a human conscience?
or a person with a grudge?
which matters more to you? solving problems? or approtioning blame
make up your mind, adjust your focus, make a real difference
get your ass out of the past
make a difference in the world and its problems as they exist RIGHT NOW
The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.