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Re: WOID #VI-33. Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid



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Dear Paul et al
We are so stunned here - poor America, esp NY and Washington.  Maybe books
will follow; at the moment fervent prayers and messages of condolence seem
appropriate
Lotte Little
Canterbury
UK
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Sent: Friday, September 14, 2001 6:05 PM
Subject: WOID #VI-33. Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid


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> [Note: I have just learned from an unimpeachable source (not Bill
> Clinton) that the footage CNN has recently presented of Palestinian
> children celebrating the WTC bombing dates from several years back, and
> shows celebrations for a national holiday of some sort.]
>
> At first, of course, the media were equalized: a pay phone worked where
> a cell-phone wouldn't, you could get on-line but you couldn't reach
> crosstown. Then authority reasserted itself, some media were more equal
> than others, and you had to chose.
>
> Yesterday I was told that, according to National Public Radio, there
> had been "widespread" attacks against Muslims. So I listened in, and
> heard about the five same attacks I'd heard about the day before,
> except that five now counts as "widespread." As of today in New York,
> those few attacks on Muslims have been mostly verbal. Kids from Joisy,
> probably...
>
> Yesterday the news mentioned that there had been ninety bomb "threats"
> in New York City. They obviously meant bomb scares. Even today, after
> every one of these scares has turned out to be unfounded, the news call
> them "threats." Perhaps someone will set up a temporary shelter where
> volunteer English teachers can be on call for disoriented newscasters.
>
> Last night, on TV, the roving reporter reported that in Lower Manhattan
> there were flags "everywhere." That's odd, because just that afternoon
> I'd cut across lower Manhattan, and there were a few flags, here and
> there. That's all right, there'll be plenty, now.
>
> Dan Blather came on, looking grim, as though he wasn't personally
> responsible for the news. Then his friends came on, and they told us
> there was anger in New York. So they looked for people with anger,
> without much luck. Maybe it's because they only asked the men. Then we
> were taken to an Army recruitment center, and told that "people" were
> signing up with the Army. That's what people do at Army recruitment
> centers, sign up. So we saw three people who had come in to sign up.
> Poor Dan, looking for hate in all the wrong places.
>
> Speaking of media. Never have I more wanted to be downtown, with a pad
> of paper and a sharp pencil. To get the details, and get them
> right. "The poet lives. The coffin-birds are snapping."
>
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> Paul T Werner, New York
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