Graham Lester's Poetry Blog: Blessed Lives: We lead blessed lives, Safe lives, Never facing combat, The slashing of iron against bone; Never realizing How resolutely the laws of p...
"We go on gut instinct,
Ignorant of how quickly it all falls apart,
Of how readily we start putting people on trains."
The last four years in the United States were a stark illustration of how Nazi Germany could happen. Yet some people continue to stick their fingers in their ears, close their eyes, and yell "LALALA, CAN'T HEEEARRRR YOU!" at the top of their lungs.
"Good" people have done (and continue to do) atrocious things.
We must all be aware of that possibility in ourselves and do whatever is necessary to keep ourselves from becoming THAT person.