Thursday, December 27, 2007

the good die young...

I awoke this morning to the news of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination and I was stunned and deeply saddened. I passed up an opportunity to see her speak at MSU in 2002 and I regret it now more than ever. She may have been the last, best hope for Democracy in that region, and what happens now is anyone's guess. What's certain is that the world lost an amazing human being, and the more time I witness pass before my eyes, the more I realize that genuine leaders of her quality are dangerously rare.

"Finally, turning toward home, I wave good-bye to Lincoln, whose bronze statue stands in the dead center of the square. Then I nod at Gandhi, whose bronze statue stands on the square's western edge.

They shot him too."

Sarah Vowell, Assassination Vacation

1 comment:

June said...

It is indeed a gloomy time. I fear the storms of fury & malice that can be seen along the horizon.


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