“These countless human beings, both inside and outside our country, had the nobility of spirit to stand in the path of tyranny and injustice, without seeking selfish gain. They recognised that an injury to one is an injury to all and therefore acted together in defense of justice and a common human decency.”
“The time for the healing of the wounds has come.
“The moment to bridge the chasms that divide us has come.
“The time to build is upon us.”
“Let there be justice for all.
Let there be peace for all.”
Since I’ve always wanted to add short films to my creative pursuits, and the tools to shoot and edit them are at hand, I’m going to start some experiments to see what I can produce. This is the first. View on Vimeo for HD and full screen.
Visuals by Robert Daeley
Music: “Enchantment” by Jon Wheeler Archive.org CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
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One might think that a period which, in a space of fifty years, uproots, enslaves, or kills seventy million human beings should be condemned out of hand. But its culpability must still be understood… In more ingenuous times, when the tyrant razed cities for his own greater glory, when the slave chained to the conqueror’s chariot was dragged through the rejoicing streets, when enemies were thrown to the wild beasts in front of the assembled people, the mind did not reel before such unabashed crimes, and the judgment remained unclouded. But slave camps under the flag of freedom, massacres justified by philanthropy or by a taste for the superhuman, in one sense cripple judgment. On the day when crime dons the apparel of innocence — through a curious transposition peculiar to our times — it is innocence that is called upon to justify itself.