Wrong is wrong
Muse #205 - there is no debate on this
Something has been nagging me for the last few days. I wrote a post on EE Cummings and his quote which got me pondering extensively. In that article, I had extracted some top quotes from EE Cummings at the end of the article. All these resonate with me.
But in that post, I took one out because it didn’t resonate and the quote seemed in bad taste. This has been going around my head for the past few days. Should I have left it there and commented about my displeasure instead? Was my deletion of that quote an immoral act? And that is what I am doing today. Putting it out there.
At least the Pilgrim Fathers used to shoot Indians: the Pilgrim Children merely punch time clocks.
— EE Cummings
I understand where Cummings is coming from. He is suggesting that the children of the next generation are sitting on the asses (pardon my french) and should resort to action. But, the action of shooting Indians as a glorified way of doing something did not resonate with me.
Whatever be the cause, humans cannot and should not be treated this way. And this comes out in the recent atrocities in Canada that had happened to indigenous people in boarding schools. I had written about this a few months ago.
I would rather have people punch time clocks and kill themselves out of boredom and lack of creativity than shoot someone to keep busy. Any inhuman act is wrong on so many levels. And these need to be unequivocally condemned.
There. I have let it out of my chest.