[meteorite-list] What can we do?
From: ari machiz <a_machiz_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:49:01 2004
Mark and list,
I appreciate the comment. As it turns out, I do this
all the time. If I don't litterally introduce myself,
I say "hello" or "thank you" in the persons native
tongue. Serb or Albanian in America is just fine with
me, and I let people know this.
What is happening here though, is that the Muslims in
America have a problem. It is a big enough problem
that they are getting a voice on TV. Someone needs to
ANSWER the pleas for understanding though.
I think I will write to the local networks. I really
feel for these people. If you are not a native
American, than you are no more "American" than I am.
I know, it isn't quite that simple, but you know what
--- Mark Miconi <mam602_at_home.com> wrote:
> I think the best way to let someone know that you
> harbour no ill feelings is
> to do the following:
> Find someone you do not know.
> PUT A SMILE on your face.
> Walk up to the person or persons while smiling and
> introduce yourself. Tell
> them that you are a fellow American and that you are
> glad to know they are
> Who knows...you might even be planting the seeds for
> a long friendship.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: ari machiz <a_machiz_at_yahoo.com>
> To: <meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com>
> Sent: Monday, September 17, 2001 10:29 AM
> Subject: [meteorite-list] What can we do?
> > List,
> > I would like to offer my two cents on the
> > attacks and something I believe should be done.
> > I know, as do all of you, that the Seeks (sp) in
> > country are being targeted by a small number of
> > people. We realize ofcourse, that this type of
> > is ill-directed and rediculous.
> > Bottom line:
> > 1. Seeks/Seiks in America have been expressing
> > sorrow and concerns about being targeted and have
> > us know that they are not the terrorists
> > 2. The news and talk radio are trying to educate
> > 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
> > that some of us DO realize that they are not the
> > 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 would be more effective than the anchors just
> > giving the Muslims air time to express their
> > I just don't think that there is a certain amount
> > air time that will make these people say, "OK, I'm
> > sure everyone knows now." If they saw people
> > their concerns though, they would know that some
> of us
> > understand their plight.
> > It is the same thing as the psychologists on-site
> > help the emergency crew. The firemen and police
> > human too. They are trained for crises, but this
> > extreme. I'm glad there is someone there for them
> > talk to about what they are seeing.
> > Several posts to this list have brought tears to
> > eyes. I simply can not fathom ground zero.
> > I have a week stomach for blood. I can not begin
> > imagine ground zero.
> > A Jeep recently ran over a large pice of metal
> > flew up and hit my car. The noise was incredible-
> > 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
> > higher, I might be dead. Ground zero? I know it is
> > horrifying site, but I just can't imagine.
> > I am under the impression that simple volunteers
> > not needed, but rather specialists are. I don't
> > understand that. Certainly they need people to
> > move buckets or more dog food. Does anyone have
> > on this?
> > Thanks,
> > Ari Machiz
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Received on Mon 17 Sep 2001 07:21:23 PM PDT