May 26, 2011

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.

Filed under: Social Commentary

About Simone Joyaux

A consultant specializing in fund development, strategic planning, and board development, Simone P. Joyaux works with all types and sizes of nonprofits, speaks at conferences worldwide, and teaches in the graduate program for philanthropy at Saint Mary’s University, MN. Her books, Keep Your Donors and Strategic Fund Development, are standards in the field.

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