Dec 23, 2009, 2:04 PM
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Surprised you didn't jump on my factual error, writing 1994, instead of 2004.
Re: [Hound Dog] Things Are Rarely As They Seem in OZ
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'You must like me. You must really, really like me.' Better maybe than Sally Fields:)
Years ago, around 1999, I brought down a VHS of a CBC(Canadian Broadcasting Company) documentary about Chiapas to an amigo in Jalisco. In the video, several sides, including Zapatista supporting spokespeople, including various indigenous leaders AND wealthy Chiapaneco land-owning mestizmos were interviewed as to the current conflict. Needless to say, the viewpoints represented opposite ends of the political spectrum. I could read some bias into the documentary from the justice over culture perspective, but my Mexican friend, had already pre-judged the video's contents as in, if foreigners created it, the video could in no way, have any validity.
Years later, he returned it to me, in what I think, might have been pristine(as in unviewed) condition.
Ditto the same attitude for other Mexican friends. The situation for them, in Chiapas, was as foreign. As say, another country. Which indeed was their attitude.
Ditto when I approached the subject of the spreading influence of drug lords among the disenfranchised in the years to follow. Our Mexican friends and extended family relatives, all thought, the 'bad people', the malos, the drug-users etc. had nothing much to do with 'them', their lives.
Warned, uselessly, it would seem in retrospect, that it might some day, have 'everything' to do with them, their lives. Maybe that day has not yet arrived. Maybe it has.
Of course, I hope that you and Bridgette have a safe and pleasant, southward migration. Northward as well in the future. There is such a thing as being in the wrong place at the wrong time. In 1993 arbon and myself were buying fish on a remote Baja beach..............lets just say.
It was the wrong place. But it wasn't yet. Our time.
(This post was edited by wendy devlin on Dec 23, 2009, 2:06 PM)