Friday, March 16, 2007

St. Pancake's Day

Today is St. Pancacke's Day, the anniversary of the death of a misguided young woman who learned the hard way about playing chicken with heavy machinery. Rachel Corrie, a product of Evergreen State College and a volunteer with the International Solidarity Movement, died protecting a terrorist smuggling tunnel.

She was not crushed by the Caterpillar D9 bulldozer; if she had been, there would have been no body to recover, just very wet and nasty clothes. She was alive when loaded into the ambulance. Being more valuable to the cause as a dead martyr than as a live volunteer with a loud mouth, what happened next is a matter of speculation.

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