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There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they're falling in.
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
It was relatively easy, we now realize, to categorize countries and nations. You knew who your enemies were and whom you could count on as collaborators and friends. And even more importantly, you had ready-made scapegoats to take the blame when things were going wrong.
Without forgiveness there can be no future for a relationship between individuals or within and between nations.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.