Laughing in the Dark (amethyst_witch) wrote,
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Elie Wiesel

For years I've been passing along the message of, "The opposite of love is not hate, but indifference" but I never actually knew who said it until this morning. I'm embarrassed that I didn't know so I feel the need to share it further.

This is from an article on CNN this morning, about the look on the murderer's face as he drained the life from George Floyd's body.

But the look of disinterest in his eyes is a reminder that indifference -- not just hate -- is a critical part of how racism works.

The late Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel once said, "The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference."

Wiesel said that to the indifferent person, "his or her neighbor are of no consequence... Their hidden or even visible anguish is of no interest. Indifference reduces the Other to an abstraction."



Full article is here, if you're interested.


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