Posted by Richard Haut on March 26, 2003 at 12:05:13:
In Reply to: Re: collapse of bombed buildings posted by Peter B on March 26, 2003 at 08:46:45:
"You can't assume a person's point of view. "
There is no choice - this is not the action of Bush on his own, nor is it Blair on his own.
When people like Rumsfeld or Straw shriek racial hatred, they do so from positions in which the people of America and Britain have placed them.
Saying that you do not agree was fine when there was a chance of it being listened to, but since it has been ignored the problem has changed. It is being done in your name.
Nothing to do with architecture ? It is if you wish to be treated as a professional.
You are, through no fault of your own, in the position of a perfectly honest accountant after the news of the Arthur Andersen scandal broke. If that had become known and nothing had been done, what would have been the status and relevance of an American accountant ? Nil.
The profession did make a fuss, a big fuss and certainly tried to get things put back into a proper professional role. It will still take time for the profession to be fully trusted again, but they have definitely made the right moves.
Any professional in America or Britain is faced with a similar problem. Racism is not legal in either country - but racial abuse is perfectly acceptable to the current governments. Open dishonesty and lying about the law are neither legal nor acceptable, except to the governments.
Berating American citizens ? If you don't wake up to what is going on the US military estimate of over fifty million US dead from a widened Iraqi conflict is going to come true - and none of us want to see that.
sources ? start with John Pilger's book "Hidden Agendas". Pilger is one of the most respected journalists and broadcasters in the UK. No, it is not on 9.11 as such (it was published a few years before - that is the point).
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