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cross-posted from Daily Kos
A simple title, is it not? Yet the implications are immense. The demand not to turn away, or shut our eyes and ears to the suffering of others.
That is the topic of Bob Herbert's column this morning, entitled as is this diary, Holding On to Our Humanity. You need not read any further in this diary, because I have provided the link to Herbert, and I now tell you to go read. Not convinced? Then try his first paragraph:
Overload is a real problem. There is a danger that even the most decent of people can grow numb to the unending reports of atrocities occurring all around the globe. Mass rape. Mass murder. Torture. The institutionalized oppression of women.
I will quote more, but not enough. And I will offer a few words of my own. But again, if you have read all of Herbert, you can stop. I am satisfied.