a thought for Wednesday (well, a little late)

I’ll post more later today (home at 3 a.m. as ten minutes of rain turns into a six-hour traveling delay), but here’s yesterday’s quote of the day.

“The first time it was reported that our friends were being butchered there was a cry of horror. Then a hundred were butchered. But when a thousand were butchered and there was no end to the butchery, a blanket of silence spread. When evil-doing comes like falling rain, nobody cries out, ‘stop!’

When crimes begin to pile up they become invisible. When sufferings become unendurable the cries are no longer heard. The cries, too, fall like rain in summer.”

Bertolt Brecht

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June 23, 2005. politically motivated.

3 Comments

  1. Comfort Addict replied:

    That’s a powerful quote (so true).

  2. Tiffany replied:

    Yikes. What a horrifying thought.

  3. RIP Neda « Bumblebee Sweet Potato replied:

    […] tweeted earlier today that the images of your death reminded me of part of the Bertolt Brecht poem, “When Evil-Doing Comes Like Falling Rain,” and now I’m really hoping that no more Iranians will have to be butchered in the street, or […]

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