Posted by andreas from p3EE3C6F0.dip.t-dialin.net (126.96.36.199) on Saturday, November 30, 2002 at 1:03PM :
In Reply to: Re: Now Why... posted by Lilly from D007012.N1.Vanderbilt.Edu (188.8.131.52) on Saturday, November 30, 2002 at 12:53PM :
: yeah... I agree w/ you, but it's something I think we'd need to include not b/c we are "righting" past wrongs, but b/c it's a reason so many of our families migrated from southeastern Turkey to elsewhere... as more of a historical fact than a way to smear another group. I think that would also help some people in our community better cope w/ what happened. It did happen. For instance, my great grandfather had to to move to Basrah, not b/c he said or did anything to provoke anyone, but b/c of a political situation.
: On another hand, of course I realize that empires, including the one that Bush is currently in power of, have committed & continue to commit horrible injustices against "others". We can use our story as a way to show how it is not good for *any* human who is subjected to this sort of political bullshit w/o exacerbating furthering racist tendencies that exist in our community. It's a fine line to walk, but I think it can be done. Why not use our story for some good?
+++ That's the first time ...
I ever heard an Assyrian voicing such a noble and deeply humanistic idea.
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