"Let her speak when we get to the black topics."
when it’s the loudest thing they see, it colors all else. it’s their problem. keep it there, for them, where it came from.
(Source: lordofthewolves, via vogueandbananas)
On September 11th 1973, US-backed General Pinochet overthrew the democratically elected leader of Chile, Salvadore Allende. Pinochet ordered an air strike on the Presidential Palace, labor activists and famous folk guitarists were rounded up for torture, disappeared, and killed.
Pinochet converted the national football stadium into a detention facility like Guantanamo Bay. Chile’s economy was turned into a plantation for the 1%, as inequality and poverty skyrocketed under the imposed Milton Friedman-style economic model.
Over 40,000 Chileans became victims of Pinochet’s terror. In response, the Nixon administration committed more money, more training, more torture equipment.
The world didn’t begin on September 11th, 2001. Rather, for the first time in modern history, Americans were visited by the same violence the US has imposed since its creation.
In Chile, the US murdered tens of thousands and impoverished millions. This wasn’t America’s first foray in international terrorism, nor would it be the last.
until today there are still thousands of people missing, kids were taken from their detainees parents and sold out of the country, people was taken from their homes, kids and teachers from universities and work places to never be seen again. 41 years later there are still families asking where are their relatives…