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Subject: Dione Rocha apologizes?

Posted by E. Feinmann
On Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at 19:17:57

>"No American has ever cried over the pain of the Third World...". I recognize that particular statement was not carefully written, once [sic] I was not meaning to generalize.

Dione Rocha apologizes for a generalization, the one she was least able to get away with. It was "not carefully written" -- not carefully written to better hide the fact that she hates America. Whoops! "Forgive me my trespasses, for I am sorry Iíve been caught." Itís apparent from the remainder of her opinion that her hatred overcame her discipline and compelled her to commit this tactical error, as well as the many logical and moral errors which she will ever fail to recognize.

RE: Dione Rocha apologizes?
Posted by Randy Paul
On Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 06:23:26

You are absolutely right. Her foul screed was nothing more than a stack of generalizations that really amounts to little more than a house of cards that falls apart at the slightest breeze of logic.

Here are some more examples:

"Second is that whoever is responsible for the attacks, is ready to respond to retaliation with even bigger and unexpected force. No one is going to tease a giant and not expect a reaction. Further yet, knowing that the giant will react, any being with a minimum of intelligence would have an even bigger (and worse) surprise for later."

Does she still believe this as the Taliban continue to fall apart?

"One is that most of Afghanistan's population know nothing but hunger and misery caused by two decades of war. They do not have a clue as to what 'The Taliban' or 'New York' is, so remote are they from what we call 'civilization'."

How does she explain the woman tearing off their burkas, letting the sunshine hit their face for the first time in five years or the man shaving off their beards for the first time in five years?

She forgot the old adage that it is better to keep your mouth shut and let the world think you're stupid than to open your mouth (or put finger to keyboard in this case) and remove all doubt.

RE: Dione Rocha apologizes?
Posted by Nathan
On Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 12:26:42

She only PARTIALLY retracted one element of her hateful tirade. She didn't address anything else. She only made herself look worse, by further revealing her true colors.
RE: Dione Rocha apologizes?
Posted by Diog
On Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 15:45:52

>"No American has ever cried over the pain of the Third World...".

Dione Rocha says this was not a carefully written statement. Her apology does not provide the careful version. What would it be? The average American has never cried over the pain of the Third World? The average Brazilian has never cried over the pain of the Third World either. The privileged ones whine of course but they never cry. But then the privileged ones will do anything to deflect the suspicion that they are the cause of the pain of the Third World.

I should now like to essay my own generalization: Dione Rocha is a sterling representative of one pervasive type of the "Brazilian educated," -- if that isnít an oxymoron -- the sulking brat.

RE: Dione Rocha apologizes?
Posted by Me Too
On Thursday, November 29, 2001 at 05:59:54

We might as well face up to the fact that there are short sighted, ugly-minded people in the world like Miss Rocha, to whom the horrors of Sept. 11 are an occasion not to express sympathy, but to grind more salt into our wounds by her ugly gloating and confused arguments.

There is nothing we can do about these people. All I can say is I hope they never live through a similar experience.

The real ugliness here is's willingness to publish this nonsense. seems to be published by a fellow named Rodney Mello, and I for one would like to hear an explanation directly from him as to how he came to the conclusion that it was ok to publish such deeply offensive trash. claims to be a "respected" publication, to be found in consulates, etc. Perhaps we should start a campaign to have it removed from any official offices. Write to the consulates, write to your congressman, write to whoever you can think of that might help remove this garbage from our midst.

And finally, send emails to and let them know how you feel.

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