Friday, January 21, 2011

What a country!

The shooting in Tucson, Arizona is more than a week old and Representative Gabriella Giffords was moved to a Texas Rehabilitation Center today. The following quote found on Facebook via Susan B. describes this country's multiculturalism.

I remember many years ago when we lived in Southern California my mother came to visit from Germany. On her visit we took her to Disneyland and she expressed her wonderment at the many nationalities in one spot. She had, of course, lived her whole life in Germany much of it in a small out-of-the way spot in the Black Forest. The only foreigners she really had ever come in contact with were French and American soldiers, some of whom she had a valid reason to fear during the war.

So here is the quote:

This week we saw a white, Catholic, Republican judge murdered on his way to greet a Jewish, Democratic congresswoman, who was his friend. Her life was saved initially by a Mexican-American gay college student, and eventually by a Korean-American combat surgeon. Then it was all eulogized by our African-American president. In a tragic event, that's a remarkable statement about the country." ~Allen Ginsberg

After seeing today's news conference out of the Houston, Texas rehabilitation center, he spoke too early. It appears he may have wanted to add a couple of more American---- to his list. And to think it needed Allen Ginsberg to point it out to us. Indeed, what a country.

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