I don't believe this has ever been posted on ATS before..I wasn't sure were to post this so i put into the New World Order Form..Mods please move if
its not in the right area..
"The Hangman" is a poem for young adults by Maurice Ogden written in 1951. Its plot concerns a hangman who arrives at a town and executes the citizens
one by one. As each citizen is executed, the others are afraid to object out of fear that they will be next. Finally there is nobody remaining in the
town except the Hangman and the narrator of the poem. The narrator is then executed by the hangman as there is no one left who will defend him.
This is a brilliant film that manages to get the message across effectively through still shot imagery. The poem's lyrics are so profound and
universal they can be applied to every atrocity within the past hundred years and beyond.There are many who do nothing in the face of tyranny,
oppression, and discrimination. Let us hope one day that will change.
Some people read this as an indictment of those who failed to speak up during the Holocaust, others as an indictment of McCarthyism.
I simply believe its about the idea that the cardinal sin of a citizen or member of a community is to stand silent while the rights of others are
abuse--or when any grievous wrong is committed.
Maybe the lesson of the poem is that we, the silent, may be next. But people with a more adult view of morality ought to be thinking that we should
not stand silent because standing silent is wrong.
It's a great poem with a powerful message..This poem could easily be applied to our Freedoms today. One by one they're taken from us. Until there are
“Beneath the beam that blocked the sky
None had stood so alone as I.
The Hangman noosed me, and no voice there
Cried “Stop!” for me in the empty square.”
edit on 10-9-2012 by sugarcookie1 because: cuz