September 11th and Immigrants
From El Sol News
Even after two years, we still have not been able to recuperate
from the monstrous and cowardly assassination of more that three
thousand innocent people in the destruction of the Twin Towers,
an event that has shook us to the innermost depths of our hearts.
was an offense from another world. Even the best writers, the best
literati, the best philosophers, or any academic or poet in
the universe could not find the precise words to describe such
the monstrosity perpetuated by Osama bin Laden, who demonstrated
that he is the reincarnation of Satan
But moving on: “A
lo hecho, pecho”/ “What is
done is done”, as we say in our countries. We can not spend
our time complaining and lamenting something that we can do nothing
about at this point.
Now the important thing is to understand
that what September 11th left behind, for better or worse, was
an experience that
into two the history of the United States and a big part of the
I think that in the following years what we were left
with were more bad things than good ones, inverting the popular
hay mal que por bien no venga” / “Something good
always comes from something bad.” This time we were not
able to achieve anything good from the bad, because things in
have gone from bad to worse in all aspects of life, especially
in the economic sphere and civil liberties. The economy is declining
and the rights of immigrants are neglected and trampled over
by a government operating under the pretext of preserving national
In addition to the negative impact on the lives of all
people living within the United States, September 11 has affected
in particular. They are now
the ones who are paying the price of this disaster.
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Translated from Spanish by Valeria Treves