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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.


is watching @Abagofdragons page through Fernald's Synonyms, Antonyms, and Prepositions / verkistoj traktas la metion. hour 48 min ago
RT @BlackGirlDanger: They're going to *call it rioting* in Ferguson no matter what. <--fixed it hours 1 min ago
thinks pop-corn just sounds better / amas #Esperanton, sed "krevmaizo" simple ne same bonas. — 11 hours 47 min ago
is looking around for @bagelche who reportedly came to see @david_rees but who is probably going to hang around to see @hodgman too. — 15 hours 53 min ago
imagines @hodgman in the green room, turning round & round like a big dog in a kennel that's too small / dubas ke li bezonos tradukiston. — 16 hours 2 min ago
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