"Fear not your enemies, for they can only kill you. Fear not your friends, for they can only betray you. Fear only the indifferent, who permit the killers and betrayers to walk safely on the earth." - Edward Yashinsky was a Yiddish poet who survived the Holocaust only to die in a Communist prison in Poland.
I first saw this quote in the Harlan Ellison Jr. essay “Fear Not Your Enemies" which I remember reading in Heavy Metal Magazine way back in March of 1981. The essay was Ellison’s response to the murder of John Lennon. In it, Ellison wonders why people were outraged by the death of Lennon at the hands of a gunman, but not others that had died that same week from gun shots, some of whom were just as accomplished but not as well known, such as an Olympic track star that broke racial barriers. It was a powerful read, so much so that it probably is the reason I am pro-gun control now. It was the first time in my life I remember thinking how words have the power to change minds.
If you don’t get off your ass, nothing will change. Cornell West
And, at the end of the day, for whatever reason, EVERY business goes out of business. EVERY SINGLE ONE. And you say education should follow a business model? —Holt