one of the surviving Tutsi women, Berthe:

“Before, I knew that a man could kill another man, because it happens all the time. Now i know that even the person with whom you’ve shared food, or with whom you’ve slept, even he can kill you with no trouble. The closest neighbor can kill you with his teeth: that is what i have learned since the genocide, and my eyes no longer gaze the same on the face of the world”

Our ability to selectively engage and disengage our moral standards… helps explain how people can be barbarically cruel in one moment and compassionate the next. – Albert Bandura

my Fire

I light this candle with the wish that any merit attained be dedicated to the enlightenment of all the self immolators for Tibet in the past and future. Bod Rangzen.myFire