Yes, I know, there’s progress. But never quite enough. Bertolt Brecht said it well:
And there are some who live in darkness
And there are some who live in light
And one sees those who live in the light
Those in the darkness disappear
So many disappear from our eyes, from the media’s eyes, from government’s eyes….Or, as Stephen Eric Bonner said,
“An excuse always exists to avoid redressing the inexcusable. It doesn’t take much to shift the viewer’s gaze from the matter at hand.”
Bonner is the senior editor of Logos: A Journal of Modern Society and Culture, professor of Political Science at Rutgers University, and Director of Global Relations at the Center for the Study of Genocide, Conflict, Resolution and Human Rights.