Monday, October 13, 2003

El Dia de la Raza

Today is a day that should never be forgotten. Fortunately we are beginning to learn more regarding that ill fated boat trip five-hundred years ago. Lalo Alcarez's view is exactly what I needed to see.

The man told me about seeing Rage Against the Machine ages ago in a Tijuana club named Iguanas on columbus day. Zack De La Rocha was angry that night and the words he spoke still strike a chord. He wanted everyone in the audience to understand that a holiday like Columbus Day should never be celebrated. Instead it must become a day to reaffirm our commitment to ending all the atrocities that human beings commit against one another. Days like today exist so that we can remember how not to be. I believe this message couldn't have come at a more opportune time.



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