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What I Read in the Waiting Room of Hell

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February 23, 2005

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BadTux

Kudos. We are good Germans in truth. To quote Sophie:

The real damage is done by those millions who want to 'survive.' The honest men who just want to be left in peace. Those who don’t want their little lives disturbed by anything bigger than themselves. Those with no sides and no causes. Those who won’t take measure of their own strength, for fear of antagonizing their own weakness. Those who don’t like to make waves—or enemies. Those for whom freedom, honor, truth, and principles are only literature. Those who live small, mate small, die small. It’s the reductionist approach to life: if you keep it small, you’ll keep it under control. If you don’t make any noise, the bogeyman won’t find you. But it’s all an illusion, because they die too, those people who roll up their spirits into tiny little balls so as to be safe. Safe?! From what? Life is always on the edge of death; narrow streets lead to the same place as wide avenues, and a little candle burns itself out just like a flaming torch does.

The Heretik

Thank you, Tux, for your comments and a reminder on that great quote. Look for a longer more extended piece on Sophie Scholl, possibly tonight.

John

I think the things that I find most interesting in history,
are those that one stumbles across that-- like the White Rose--were widely known at the time, but later quickly forgotten, once Allied victory was declared, and the tide quickly washed over the details...Thanks for sharing the relevance of the White Rose, at a time when the American Eagle extends its talons in the direction of the Caspian Sea and the 60% of remaining world oil. May Mr. Bush locate and embrace a moral core that Americans can unite around--if it's possible in these days of seemingly universal hypocrisy...

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