Thursday, December 27, 2007

Ignorance is NOT Bliss

In light of the news of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, I share this quotation from the book I am reading this week:

"In the beginning there is ignorance. Ignorance engenders fear. Fear engenders hatred, and hatred engenders violence. Violence breeds further violence until the only law is whatever is willed by the most powerful."

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

3 comments:

belle_fleur said...

Powerful message!

Giusi said...

Thank you for paying attention to this. I've been feeling so traumatized and most of the net is doing the blind eye, other than how it will affect US, US, US.

Judith
http://www.judithgreenwood.com/thinkonit/

GMG said...

Great quote!
Wish you a very happy, healthy and peaceful 2008!
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