But I think we would all agree that the grotesque worldwide over-attention
given to the second anniversary (second anniversary? Since when was a second
anniversary worth a front page outside the country concerned?) of the deaths
of 3000 Americans on September 11th 2001 was somewhat eyebrow-raising.
Especially as it also happened to be the 30th anniversary of an event with a
much higher ultimate death toll, the US-backed Chilean coup.

This, in a decade which contained a 16-country war in central Africa that
killed maybe 5 million and seldom got so much as a paragraph on page 14...

Hey, reminds me, I must get out all my old Irish and British papers with
their 8 page specials and front page splashes memorialising the second
anniversary of the start of the genocide in Rwanda.

Whoops, sorry, that was eight hundred thousand BLACK teachers and civil
servants and shop keepers and farmers and students. And who gives a fuck
about them?


Julian Gough