From the journal of: Angel
Today I had the honor to once again see the mural of Comalapa. The mural tells about the history of the people, where they are today, and where they hope to be in the future. When I was listening to the stories being told about the civil war times, something that really stood out was how the word “dictator” was used. It was used to control the masses by fear. “Dictator” was used in the past similarly to the way the word “terrorist” is used today. Label a person or country as “terrorist” and immediately people begin to fear. Not knowing what to do and fearful for their own futures people start believing that the world is better off without “terrorist” and they, not wanting to live in fear, turn to violence and it’s all history from there. I guess the real eye opener was meeting the kind and humble people of Comalapa then seeing what they had gone through just a few decades ago. The people of Comalapa were able to overcome their difficulties because they have a unique bond that has withstood the test of time and has allowed them to have hope for a better tomorrow.