Just yesterday I read "A hero dies young, a coward dies of old age." I remember when my group of friends in college and I were returning from camping over the Brazilian Independence Day Holiday, September 7, 1973. The presidential palace in Santiago, Chile, had been bombed, the elected president was dead, the new "president" was Augusto Pinochet.
I didn't know much about politics in those days, not yet. Some covert operation cut the food supplies into Santiago, the same way in 1964 Rio de Janeiro one day there was no rice, then no beans, no sugar... Neither Salvador Allende, the elected president of Chile, nor Jango Goulart, Brazil's vice-president, was a comunist. They were as comunist as the fans of Man United would be anarchist for wearing red and black.
Students and artists were gathered in the soccer stadium of Santiago. Tortured and maimed. Little by little democracy was out of the picture in practically all of South America. It was weird to see the USA left-wingers forget South America when criticizing the USA and its foreign policy.
What do we know here? Someone likes to tell me God protects children and fools. I guess that makes us doubly blessed.
Have a nice Sunday.