Saturday, June 13, 2020

for ALL Humans--Left and Right, BLMers and Trumpers--"the line separating good and evil..."

FOR ALL HUMANS, left, right, BLM, Trumpers:
"...the line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either -- but right through every human heart -- and through all human hearts. This line shifts. Inside us, it oscillates with the years.”

“If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being."

“In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers...we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.”
― Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918–1956


Bill said...

Thanks for sharing this. Needs pondering in times like these.

Daniel Wilcox said...

Thanks for reading and commenting. Considering that most humans have far more technological ways of communicating with more people, it is very strange that this last few years have become so divisive, so ideological, so irrational.

I know that previous events in history displayed this obsession with blaming 'them' as evil, while claiming for ourselves goodness, but am so disappointed that this simplistic view of morality and reality is still so dominant.