Friday, 13 July 2018

Today I'm marching

Because I feel like the world is sliding into a nightmare from which we may never wake up.

Because I like to believe that if I'd been alive in the 1930s, I would have protested against the Fascists.

Because I read Eichmann in Jerusalem. According to Arendt, under Nazi occupation the numbers of Jews deported to the camps varied enormously from country to country in Europe. Three-quarters of Dutch Jews died under Nazi occupation. Yet not a single Bulgarian Jew was deported - and the difference was down to public compliance.

Because silence is not neutrality, it is siding with evil. Doing nothing is not a moral option.


billierosie said...

Well done Janine..won’t be marching but I’m with you all the way!

Rachel de Vine said...

Well said, Janine.

Unknown said...

Something I have come to know; things can change; they can progress and they can regress. Trump is the embodiment of regression. Here in New Zealand we pride ourselves on being immune to the forces of reaction, as if history has taught us nothing.

Janine Ashbless said...

Thanks everyone <3 <3 <3

Yes, I took progress for granted too, until this last couple of years. It's been horribly brought home to me how fragile western civilisation is :-(