Sunday, July 03, 2016

On Elie Wiesel, and voices that must not fall silent

"I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."
Elie Wiesel, The Nobel Peace Prize speech, 1986.

I have no words to express what it feels like to realize that this giant of a man has died. We have no idea what we've lost with his passing, but his lesson - never be silent - must live on in all of us who value light over dark, good over evil.

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