What does silence mean?
I fear I've grown silent the last week or so. On a personal level, I've been with friends and family celebrating the holidays. A wonderful time. But, when I try to read the news, I get depressed at what I can only describe as the mass murder of hundreds of people, the wounding and maiming of thousands more, and what seems to be the collective torture of a million and half peopl by the US and Israel. The result is silence as I turn back towards the pleasant. A silence driven by a sense of powerlessness.
But, what is silence when one does have the power to stop this if one wanted to? If one is the President-elect, and who with a word could do much to bring this to a halt, what then does silence mean? Sometimes silence is complicity. Sometimes silence is support. Sometimes silence is collaboration. When speaking a word could end horror, what then is silence?
Since I'm not posting much right now, here's an open thread .....