“Hold still, Commander, I’m having trouble locating what I’m looking for… aha!”
“Later I often wondered whether it is right to scream when you are being beaten and trampled underfoot. Isn’t it better to face one’s tormentors in a stance of satanic pride, answering them with contemptuous silence? I decided that it is better to scream. This pitiful sound, which sometimes, goodness knows how, reaches into the remotest prison cell, is a concentrated expression of the last vestige of human dignity. It is a man’s way of leaving a trace, of telling people how he lived and died. By his screams he asserts his right to live, sends a message to the outside world demanding help and calling for resistance. If nothing else is left, one must scream. Silence is the real crime against humanity.”
- Nadezhda Mandelstam, Hope Against Hope
Well said. It is unfortunate that things of this nature happen in the first place. Violent events occur far too often, to friends and strangers alike, and yet I still find it difficult to find words to make sense of events like this.
My hope is that one day, our species will find a way to have more compassion than hatred for our fellow human beings. After all, “we all look the same on the inside”.
The world would be a better place if more people would watch Next Gen and listen to my music.