[meteorite-list] What can we do?

From: ari machiz <a_machiz_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:49:01 2004
Message-ID: <20010917172941.4327.qmail_at_web12504.mail.yahoo.com>


I would like to offer my two cents on the terrorist
attacks and something I believe should be done.

I know, as do all of you, that the Seeks (sp) in this
country are being targeted by a small number of
people. We realize ofcourse, that this type of action
is ill-directed and rediculous.

Bottom line:

1. Seeks/Seiks in America have been expressing their
sorrow and concerns about being targeted and have let
us know that they are not the terrorists

2. The news and talk radio are trying to educate the
people that these people are not the enemy.

3. I believe that what is missing is for the people to
form a group to let Seeks/Muslims/Arab-Americans know
that some of us DO realize that they are not the enemy
and to relieve their worries. When people get
together, others fall into place and more support
comes on quickly.

I don't know exactly how to do that, but I think that
that would be more effective than the anchors just
giving the Muslims air time to express their concern.

I just don't think that there is a certain amount of
air time that will make these people say, "OK, I'm
sure everyone knows now." If they saw people ANSWER
their concerns though, they would know that some of us
understand their plight.

It is the same thing as the psychologists on-site to
help the emergency crew. The firemen and police are
human too. They are trained for crises, but this is
extreme. I'm glad there is someone there for them to
talk to about what they are seeing.

Several posts to this list have brought tears to my
eyes. I simply can not fathom ground zero.

I have a week stomach for blood. I can not begin to
imagine ground zero.

A Jeep recently ran over a large pice of metal which
flew up and hit my car. The noise was incredible- when
it hit my windshield. It took out a chunk of metal
from the frame of my car. It smashed my windshield. It
took out my side mirror. I'd say if it hit 1-2 inches
higher, I might be dead. Ground zero? I know it is a
horrifying site, but I just can't imagine.

I am under the impression that simple volunteers are
not needed, but rather specialists are. I don't
understand that. Certainly they need people to help
move buckets or more dog food. Does anyone have insite
on this?


Ari Machiz

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