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It's a small world

September 24, 2007 by Steven D. Brewer

Recently people found a photo album showing SS officers enjoying themselves just a short distance from where people were being systematically starved and murdered. There seems to be a sense of astonishment on the part of many that people could do this: be monsters and yet have regular lives. Yet, as we carry on our normal lives, mugging for the camera, people right next to us are being treated the same or worse -- and in our name. With a global media, we no longer need to be right next to where some people are systematically starving and killing other people for us to be implicated in the activity. Yes, we're not pulling the trigger directly, but, given our government's involvement in destabilizing some world leaders and propping others up, we might as well be. And yet, we carry on our lives, eating our bowls of blueberries while others starve and reclining on our Adirondack chairs while others are stretched on the rack. It's a small world now -- and our responsibilities in it loom larger than ever.

@limako

@philipbrewer It's easier to feel like your weight is sinking into the ground if you do your standing meditation in a bog or quicksand. — 17 hours 11 min ago
supports the strategy outlined by Chelsea Manning http://t.co/Esikk13jB7 / kontraŭas la ĉiaman militon. — 19 hours 11 min ago
@dawnbazely @TheCurrentCBC At all times, I tightly close my eyes, put my fingers in my ears, & hum. This sometimes makes walking difficult. — 19 hours 13 min ago
@BobFrankston @Office365 Use Libreoffice? — 22 hours 43 min ago
mi ekalvenas kaj tuj ŝi preterkuras… ja ĉiutage / I've just arrived and there she goes running by… every day, in fact. #senryu #esperanto1 day 12 hours ago
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