October 5, 1988

We are gaining our country back. There has been enough bloodshed in our grounds we build our homes on. The public has finally decided to conduct a plebiscite to stop Pinochet. He has been in power for sixteen and a half years; he has been no benefit to our country. We have learned a very important lesson, that not all things are what they seem. Pinochet painted the idea of a country where everyone would prosper without the government involved, we believe as a public that is a lie. Some reports suggest the CIA was involved in his ruling and the overthrowing of Allende.  Of course everyone knows that somewhere along the line money was an influence.  We won’t receive answers probably until our children’s, children are grown. The government is so good at keeping secrets; the public hasn’t really been informed from the media of what is going on. We awaited the votes from the plebiscite for nearly six hours. It was the hardest wait of our lives. To think our future lays in the hands of our own people we have no faith in. I think we are gullible to change, any change that sounds a gram better then the current way of life. We have to m we destroyed ourselves but who was to know he would go to such extremes in order to get his political views across. He tried to wipe out anyone who believed in something he could not fathom as great. 
Once we received the final verdict for weather or not Pinochet would stay in power, everyone wanted to know what the percentage of votes was against no. I guess it was to see if we could have faith in our people, only 55.99% of people voted no for him not to return in power. In order for people who had loses during his rein we convinced ourselves that the reason why the Chile people who voted yes, did it just in fear of what would happen if they didn’t.

Today is the when we gain back the terms freedom, happiness and liberation. We fight for ourselves when money is the only thing that speaks for our country. Never again will we be shackled to someone else’s political view. We are the Chilean people, humans just like everyone else all over this globe. There will be no more blood shed of our friends and families. From the beginning we create a new system of government that satisfies us all, not having the influence of outside parties or violence being held over our heads. This is our second chance not forgetting all the people who have fallen in order for us to see this day. We are stronger because of the history that has destroyed and shaped up, we are a miracle. Welcome to Chile. 

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