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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-05-08 03:28 AM
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7. In some ways that term bothers me, as it is happening again.
We had Cambodia, and now we have Rwanda, both prime examples of the thing so many have said "Never again" to. I'm afraid the sad fact is that enough people simply don't believe that anymore, or simply never did in the first place. I know many, many people do care (especially here on DU) and for that I'm grateful, but as a whole our society seems strangely unaffected by the genocide going on right now. A song I really like from the 80's asked the question, "Is a full belly all it takes to keep us pacified?" and I'm afraid the answer is yes.

I fervently hope that with a Democrat in office we may finally start to address this is a meaningful way, but I can't even say that with too much confidence.

In the end, I've come to accept that the term "Never forget" may be more fitting, as we tend to not care enough until it's too late. :(
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