It is the echo or our silence that triggers the bombs; the lethal indifference that disguises itself in civilization while claiming lives half way around the world. We cannot declare the dignity that is due to humanity, nor the glory of our forefathers when we witness atrocities and partake in them by being mute in the face of such barbarism.
On a soft pillow, for the night we forget their wars, their deaths; while their night is rubble that brings with it more death and blood and tears. Their home becomes their graveyard while their blood brings more comfort to our homes – our logic being this is not our war – not yet.
Every war is our war – not only an
assault on life and civilization, but battlefields which are inching their way
to the ultimate war – that being declared on
They invaded and killed the Iraqis, and I did not speak up, for I was not an Iraqi;
They invaded and killed the Palestinians, and I did not speak up, for I was not a Palestinian;
They invaded and killed the Lebanese, and I did not speak up, for I was an Iranian,
Then they came for the Iranians – and there was no one to speak up for me.
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