“Rats and roaches live by competition under the laws of supply and demand; it is the privilege of human beings to live under the laws of justice and mercy.”
― Wendell Berry
In a time such as this, when people confuse violence with power, superstition with faith, and wealth with value, holding on to our own humanity may be the most radical act possible. But know that remaining human in a time such as this may require the courage to be considered a heretic in one’s own religion, a traitor in one’s own country and a failure in one’s own culture.
This has often been the fate of humanity’s best friends.