Home » Undoing the Blindfold of Old Glory: Observations on 9/11 and the War on Terrorism From Lockdown USA, Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies, May 2004, 143-151 by Mario Rocha
Undoing the Blindfold of Old Glory: Observations on 9/11 and the War on Terrorism From Lockdown USA, Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies, May 2004, 143-151 Mario Rocha

Undoing the Blindfold of Old Glory: Observations on 9/11 and the War on Terrorism From Lockdown USA, Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies, May 2004, 143-151

Mario Rocha

Published September 11th 2004
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ABSTRACTWritten from the perspective of a wrongfully incarcerated young man ofcolor in a California prison, this essay argues that the U.S. response to9/11 parallels the ways local police forces have responded to inner citygang warfare, by acting outMoreABSTRACTWritten from the perspective of a wrongfully incarcerated young man ofcolor in a California prison, this essay argues that the U.S. response to9/11 parallels the ways local police forces have responded to inner citygang warfare, by acting out of vengeance and anger rather than criticallyexamining the causes of the problem. Moreover, just as the “war on gangs”in California has led to more crime, more violence, and more imprisonedyoung men—hence creating precisely the context for the alienation thatfuels gangs and gang violence—so the U.S. war on terrorism has triggeredan international wave of anger and has increased the violence directedtoward the U.S[ORIGINAL] EDITORS NOTE: Mario Rocha is serving a double life sentence for a crime I am convinced he did not commit. Despite this injustice, Mario has dedicated himself to becoming an activist artist, thus producing a remarkable number of poems, stories, and essays, which readers may find in Broken Chains, Color Lines, Clamor, Onward, and other grassroots journals fighting for peace and justice. Readers may write to Mario using this address: Mario Rocha, #K-91379, Calipatria State Prison, P.O. Box 5002, Calipatria, CA 92233 [address is no longer valid but readers can email Mario Rocha at [email protected]]. Readers who wish to make financial contributions to help buy Mario books, paper, stamps and other materials may send tax-deductible contributions in his name to Each One Reach One, Box 1098, Pacifica CA 94044- www.each1reach1.org. Readers who would like more information on Mario’s case, or to publish his work elsewhere, should contact Stephen Hartnett, Department of Speech Communication, 244 Lincoln Hall, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801- e-mail: [email protected]