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September 2001, Week 3


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gloria monti <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 17 Sep 2001 09:57:13 -0400
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>Deron Albright writes:

>Last night, watching CNN for the upteenth hour of the past week, I
>was stunned yet again as I read that a man in my town (Huntington
>Station, Long Island, NY) was arrested with a pipe bomb he intended
>to use against "an Arab."
        Remember the TV reports on Thursday evening informing the
nation that the FBI had arrested a dozen people at JFK & LGA?  You
might have missed the conclusion of the story, since the retractions
coming out the next morning were not as loud or as clear.  Here's the
story and further commentary about good vs. evil.

        Furthermore, I heard a sentence spoken on TV that left me
flabbergasted: somebody (a suspect) was being described as looking
"slightly Arab."  I firmly believe that this kind of atmosphere is
fostered by incendiary pieces such as this one
( "We know who
the homicidal maniacs are.  They are the ones cheering and dancing
right now.  We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and
convert them to Christianity."

        Gloria Monti


Gloria Monti, Ph.D.
University of California
Porter Faculty Services
Film and Digital Media Department
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
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many years later, as he faced the firing squad, colonel aureliano buendía
was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to
discover ice.

gabriel garcía márquez, *cien anos de soledad*

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