Edward Packard

January 21, 2010

The tragedy in Haiti, reports and wrenching images of which are continuously disseminated world-wide, is of such colossal dimension as to cast a pale light, already fading, on the whole human phenomenon, exposing the sickly silhouettes of despots and their lackeys, mangled-brained bombers and sprayers of bullets, accumulators for whom getting and spending is reason for being, abusers, dissemblers, calumnists, nihilists,  –– every pig loosed in the garden –– and revealing, as well, multitudes who care about others and that birds sing.




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