Thursday, January 31, 2008

neutrality and oppression - the relationship

The answer to those in Ireland who are so proud of their "neutrality" and view it - somehow - as ever-so-superior to those who are not neutral. . . .
Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.

Elie Wiesel, writer, Nobel laureate (b.1928)

You remember Elie Wiesel, don't you? The Holocaust survivor who's written so powerfully about it.

But then the current "neutral" anti-war people seem to be supporting people who maybe don't think much about the Holocaust.

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