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  •  Even Jimmy Carter (4.00)
    Oscar Romero asked Jimmy Carter to stop sending money, the equivalent of $1.5 million a day, to the government in San Salvador.  Carter never responded to Romero's letter.

    DCDemocrat: Higher editorial standards than The New York Times.

    by DCDemocrat on Thu Mar 24, 2005 at 05:05:25 AM PST

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    •  Kos, dailykos, and Romero (4.00)
      Another reflection on this anniversary.  There is an argument that dailykos itself exists because of Oscar Romero.  Kos's family fled El Salvador because of the civil war that ignited at Romero's murder.  

      DCDemocrat: Higher editorial standards than The New York Times.

      by DCDemocrat on Thu Mar 24, 2005 at 08:48:19 AM PST

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      •  Seed (4.00)
        As Jesus said, the seed must die and fall into the ground, or else the tree cannot grow.

        Kos is one of the fruits of that tree, and that fruit has brought so much more to us than even Romero might have imagined.

        That is the dilemma of suppressing "revolution", which is really just the organic desire of people and their families to control their own lives.

        It's a precarious existence trying to be the owner of slaves.  You never know which one of the workers you seek to enslave will turn the tables on you.

        All of the models of control are inadequate, but in El Salvador, it was the old-fashioned bullet in the head, courtesy of Uncle Sam's "foreign aid".

        Now -- if we can just get over our internal enslavement, the people of El Salvador might just get a better break for freedom on their next run for it...

        If a thousand men were not to pay their tax bills this year, that would not be a violent and bloody measure, as it would be to pay them, and enable the State...

        by HenryDavid on Thu Mar 24, 2005 at 03:21:51 PM PST

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    •  Just as Truman never responded ... (4.00)
      ...to Ho Chi Minh's several letters seeking aid to decolonialize Vietnam. Instead, Truman supported France, which, under Vichy, had collaborated with the Japanese occupiers against Ho, who had led the resistance.

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