“In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.”
I'll be honest, I was thinking a lot about this past week and some of the political and social injustices I've witnessed and having had a beloved relative pass this week and having been mistreated by folks who lack compassion and understanding about such things. I was feeling like I should talk a bit about injustice. All one needs to do is google, quotes on injustice, and you realize quickly that all the worlds great authors and orators wrote about the subject. Then you start to realize that this is a subject that has been discussed at length throughout generations and over millenia. Finally one starts to realize that injustice is just a part of society, civilized or otherwise it subsists in our culture, it exists in nature, and perhaps by human nature it's ingrained in us that you must either endure it or impose it on someone else. So speak up about injustice, call out evil, be it the management at your work place, the leaders you see running this country into the ground, or the treatment of an person or a creature. We all have a responsibility to rise up against evil and not let it perpetuate into the future generations.
Justice is not blind, justice is bought and sold at the highest levels of our courts, it's traded and bartered for favors by lobbyists, to old white men with power and wealth. To quote the seminal metal band Metallica, And Justice for all "Justice is lost, justice is raped, justice is done".
|Crocus kotschyanus 'Reliant' Clumping up nicely in a plunge bed.|
|Crocus thomasii and C. carthwritianus 'marcel' the lovely false saffrons just do better and better for me every year and despite my attempts at becoming a legitimate saffron farmer, C. sativus doesn't seem to persist for me through a season or two.|