Monday, June 3, 2013

Remembering Tiananmen Square, June 3, 1989

Remembering the massacre at Tian An Men Square
June 3, 1989,
please consider the following quotation: 

The ultimate weakness of violence is that 
it is a descending spiral, 
begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. 
Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it.
Through violence you may murder the liar, 
but you cannot murder the lie, 
nor establish the truth. 
Through violence you may murder the hater, 
but you do not murder hate. 
In fact, violence merely increases hate. 
So it goes. 
Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, 
adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. 
Darkness cannot drive out darkness: 
only light can do that. 
Hate cannot drive out hate: 
only love can do that.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

All that can be said
has not yet been said.
The last bell has not yet been rung.
The end has not yet come.

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