I don't think I've ever been so upset about something. It makes me really sad to know that some young people today support an institution like the SOA. Denouncing the acts of the SOA has nothing to do with being anti-military or against the situation in Iraq. It's about human rights and peace. I don't understand how someone can be against peace and against human rights. It makes me really sad to know that people I know support a group that might have possibly be the reason I never had the chance to know my uncle, supporting a group that raped and murdered nuns, massacred priests, and assassinated a Bishop while he gave mass.
For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, I strongly encourage you to educate yourself. Here are a few links. And if you ask me to find you links of 'the other side' or 'the other point of view,' all I can say is I can't find any - unless you mean a site that promotes the killing of educators, missionary works, religious leaders, children, students, farm workers, fathers, mothers, daughters, sons, sisters, and brothers. But if you do find something, please share it with me.
I'm really hoping soccer practice cheers me up.
"Ignacio Prieto, indio pipil, willed his mind to draw itself back into that place where nothing could reach it. "Justino," Ignacio said, speaking against the ear his son's name even as the rifle barrel dug into his neck. Even as the very air exploded around him." Bitter Grounds, Sandra Benitez.