Letter: How injustice rules
When my daughter was at St. Paul’s School (1991), desensitizing electronics such as email were not present. Rector Rev. Kelly Clark was – and with thoughtful modeling he taught our children there to be caring people. My daughter and her schoolmates absorbed his chapel talks and his goodness.
Now we have an older male student accused of the sad, sexual exploitation of a younger female student at the school, an inhumanity influenced by email use and likely our increasingly discordant world. Two lives hurt.
In Gorham, young Abigail Hernandez was allegedly abducted by older Nathaniel Kibby.
In Gaza and Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, well-armed with best of military equipment, can destroy Palestinians’ meager living situation and endlessly take lives. On our TV airwaves, excessive wealth and crassness and the Citizens United court decision allowing it, our incumbent Rep. Annie Kuster is unjustly defamed with an onslaught of negative ads. She won’t be the only such victim, either, as we head for November elections.
Injustice can rule if the majority sits ignorant, or just as bad, silent. Injustice can rule if modeling of the good isn’t the common ideal. And the stuff we surround ourselves with, we value – how do its demands lessen our humanity?
LYNN RUDMIN CHONG