The world is not interested

[Eliezer to his father] “I could not believe that human beings were being burned in our times; the world would never tolerate such crimes…”

“The world? The world is not interested in us. Today, everything is possible, even the crematoria…”  Elie Wiesel, Night.

We live in a world where, yes, the gas chamber and the crematoria is possible.  So, we should not be surprised at what we see today. The world has been playing this game of chess for a long, long time. The only thing that changes are the faces on the pawns and the manner in which we abuse them.

One foe will send its pawns into a crowded cafe strapped with “the Mother of Satan.”

Another foe will send its pawns to war and welcome the survivors home with park bench for a bed.

As for those who flee the horror, being volleyed this way and that, they are not welcome. For them there is no refuge, no sanctuary.

. . .because the world is not interested and everything is possible.