“Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.”
~ Haile Selassie
Why should you care? Why should you bother? If the misery of others does not seem to affect you, or in some way even enhances your lot in life, so be it, as what could you do about it anyway? If you hide from evil, if you say nothing, will that evil disappear? If you support or applaud the evil of others, as happens especially in war, are you not evil yourself? If you allow atrocities to occur without speaking out or lifting a finger to stop them, are you absolved of blame and responsibility? If great pain and suffering of innocents is allowed by your turning away, do you cry out in the night in agony, or do you sleep deeply in a state of hidden and ignorant bliss?
The crisis of humanity, the gruesome plight of mankind; has been allowed to endure and greatly expand due to the deafening silence of the non-caring collective herd who are consumed by their pathetic embrace of cowardly apathy. Most seem to clutch to the notion of victimhood in one form or another, in order to justify their existence, and to use as an excuse to ignore the anguish and sorrow of others. This is of course, only a pathological escape from reality, and a way of getting by without having to take responsibility for their lack of actions, or facing the consequences of looking at their own pitiful reflection in the mirror.
I am haunted by this universal lack of feeling and understanding for our fellow man, and the mass voluntary acceptance of the extreme tyranny and hatred that permits acts of psychological torture, violence, perversion, and murder, to exist, with little resistance. How can this be in any ‘civilization’ that claims to have a soul or conscience, or empathy for all the real victims of State aggression, most all sanctioned by the bulk of heinous ‘nationalistic’ societies? Billions have been harmed, and many hundreds of millions have died from the brutal acts of wicked tyrants; tyrants of states and governments, who ruled over the many, and generally, with complete support of their populations.
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