posted by David Cho @ 4/17/2007
Hey, how are you David?-Jane
It made me sad.I wondered what your thoughts were, as a Korean-American who also came here at an early age.I also can't help but wonder what would have happened if one person befriended him, one person bothered to find out what was really going on with him, one person cared for him. I wish I could have been that person. Maybe, that massacre wouldn't have happened.
Great quote, David. Thanks.
I just hope Koreans don't suffer for his sins :(
Also David, did you know that song (the one you quoted) is based on a true story? There was a great story on it some years ago. Allan may have it somewhere or know where we can find it online. I'll ask.
"The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll", recorded on October 23, 1963. (Also.) (Lyrics)
Hey Jane!@susanna, I came at age 14 which is quite a bit different from coming at age 8. It seems like some tried to reach out to him to no avail and the kid had a mental illness.
@Laura, I love that song. Didn't think much of it until I saw Dylan perform in Don't Look Back.@redsock, thanks for coming by. I've wondered by the preceding stanzas call for people to take the rag away from their face, and now is not the time for their tears. Is it because the judge has made the final decision?
My heart goes out to all the families and friends of those affected. This is another moment when this nation weeps for the lost. God be with all those at VT and the surrounding towns.
"I've wondered by the preceding stanzas call for people to take the rag away from their face, and now is not the time for their tears. Is it because the judge has made the final decision?"I think it's because that's not the greatest tragedy. People can be inhumane to one another, but the judge's decision is institutional. To me, it's the difference between the LAPD beating Rodney King and the decision exonerating those police. The riots (after the latter, not the former) are the equivalent of "time for your tears". That's my take, anyway. Everything Dylan is subject to interpretation, all the time.
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