Monday, May 22, 2006

Heart of Darkness

Across an ocean, beneath the burning sun and silent moon, fear and violence rule the land.

Over the last half a century, our hearts have screamed, "Never again!" -each day a remembrance. Have we forgotten?

Across an ocean, the land of darkness and mystery has become the land of darkness and misery.

As a nation, we have always known every life is truly a world. Have we forgotten?

Across an ocean, a foreign people in a foreign country are suffering. Are dying. Are starving. Are running. Are hiding. Are crying.

We are Jews, a light unto the nations. We are to set the tone for society's morality. Have we forgotten?


I know we haven't.
Over 400,000 murdered in a terrible geocide, over 2.5 million displaced. We cannot afford to be ignorant. We cannot afford to forget.

For more information on the crisis in Darfur, check out www.genocideintervention.net

4 comments:

Josh said...

That's so real. We can never forget that the world doesn't end at the end of our shtetl. There is so much we can do to make a difference!

kasamba said...

Ditto!

David_on_the_Lake said...

I know.....I know...
why is it so hard to feel connected to world humanity..?

Okee said...

Josh and Kasamba--we can be the butterflies beating their wings in our shtetl and causing a storm in another country--maybe even as far away as Africa...

david--I know...