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Sunday, June 06, 2004

I Will Not Speak Ill of the Dead 

But I will not abide distortions of the historical record.
  1. At right is a memorial for the victims of the massacre at El Mozote, where hundreds of men, women, and children were slaughtered by US-trained soliders, in what has been called one of the worst massacres in Latin American history. For months, the Reagan administration denied that El Mozote ever took place. In 1992, a UN truth commission revealed that the massacre had obviously taken place, and in the same year, the mass grave was unearthed. The Reagan Administration never accepted responsibility for the slaughter.

  2. In the onslaught of praise following Reagan's death, Charles Schumer, Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) said: "Whether you agreed or disagreed with Ronald Reagan, you can't deny that he was honest, fought hard for what he believed in, and had the courage of his convictions." The tale of El Mozote is but one way to disprove the first claim; as for what it says about Reagan's beliefs and the courage of his convictions -- I will leave those conclusions to the reader.

Have some fun with Bowman. Via ABS. Kinda tricky, but fun once you get the hang of it. To return to the main menu, you'll need to right-click the game (or control-click on the Mac) and choose "rewind".

Today I'm listening to: Mad Professor!