August 25th, 2006

Who am I?

I’m not sure who is the author of this, but I agree with it:

I have destroyed more men than all the wars of all nations combined.

I massacre millions of people each and every generation.

I have wrecked more homes than all other causes known to you.

I cause the downfall of the greatest civilizations in history.

I spare no one.

My victims are rich and poor, young and old, strong and weak.

I do not respect color or creed.

Children shall know me to their eternal sorrow.

I cast my shadow over every thought of man.

I hide in unseen places and I go about my work silently.

You have been warned of my presence, but you do not listen.

I never sleep and I am everywhere you are.

You cannot hide from me.

Illness, revulsion, disease and death follow me and are my friends.

I will give you nothing.

I will take everything you have and then seek more.

I will cause you to turn away from all you once believed in.

I will blind your eyes to the sins of your elected leaders.

I go where my master orders.

The Prince of Darkness alone sends me into your life.

Once allowed inside, seldom am I asked to leave.

America , allow me to give you rest.

I will take away any concern for individual responsibility.

I will bring you bliss.

I am your friend.

I am Apathy.

2 Responses to “Who am I?”

  1. Spencer J
    August 27, 2006 at 11:58 am #

    The phrase “I don’t care” represents the plague of apathy perfectly for me. Throughout my young life I used that phrase to get out of doing most anything that I wasn’t required to do.

    I heard it once said that apathy is the opposite of love. I can see this being true due to love motivating us to serve others and apathy is a reason people don’t help or serve at all.

  2. Connor
    August 27, 2006 at 12:20 pm #

    Spencer: I agree, love is a huge (if not the) motivating factor in service, and caring about others. This caring about others should wash over every area of life: religious, social, political, and all the rest.

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