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Sunday, September 11, 2011

As We Remember 9/11

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction.... The chain reaction of evil — hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars — must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.

Martin Luther King, Jr.


A Cuban In London said...

It's one of the best quotes I've come across and so poignant, especially in the wake of so many innocent lives lost to both the terrorist attacks and to the so-called "war on terror" that followed. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Judith Mercado said...

Thank you, Cuban. I struggled to find a nuanced way to convey my feelings about this day. While I wanted to acknowledge the pain 9/11caused families, I was also well aware of the concatenation of events also related to this day.

Shauna said...

Excellent quote. True only love
and positivity and faith can bring
down evil.

Judith Mercado said...

Thanks, Shauna. I'd like to believe in what the quote asserts.

Sheila Deeth said...

What a wise quote. Thank you.

Judith Mercado said...

Thank you, Sheila. His wisdom becomes even more apparent over time.