The Flowers of Guatemala
In a nutshell, the CIA overthrew
a democratically-elected government because it was restricting
U.S. corporate interests (The United Fruit Company) there. That
happened in the 1950s under Eisenhower. Since then, the CIA has
supported and planted a succession of military dictators in power.
Those dictators and the military machines they upheld have slaughtered
a total of 110,000 Guatemalan peasants over the years. All documented
by human rights groups, though not (surprise, surprise) by the
U.S. press. [bery]
"Amanita is the name"
Amanita is a scientific name, the
genus of the most poisonous mushrooms in the world. [wjboelem]
* I remember that one species of Amanita (A. muscaria)
is used to induce hallucinations, tho these visions stem from
the delirium induced by the severe illness ingesting these things
cause. [hooverdam4] * The truly devoted fan can purchase Amanita (and
find out more about it) at this
Amanita (muscaria) is the name.
"The flowers cover everything"
According to Stipe, the flowers
on graves of the dead killed by the government. [Ron Henry]