I should be a very angry man. The "ordeals" I have been through over the past few week should have made me bitter and hard. It should have filled me
with hatred but instead it has lead me down a different path. Instead, I thought, "No! That is not the way".
I have decided that no matter how much the system belittles and beats me, I will not lose my soul! I will not lose my faith in my fellow human!
In the dark days that I believe lay ahead (and I don't mean 2012) I am urging you to do the same. Keep helping your fellow man. Do not be beaten. Do
not give up. Keep the flame alive!
I will leave you with a song and a story my great grandfather told me.
During world war two, my grandfather was fighting with and American regiment to free Paris from the Germans. During an 11hour firefight a short
American Jewish man had what most people would call a "mental breakdown". My grandfather called it the most courageous display of humanity he had
and would ever see.
This small man broke cover during a hail of fire, walked over 200yrds to a german solider who had been shot. The german had been screaming for over an
hour. The small man knelt down beside the german (bullets still flying). He lifted the mans head, pulling it towards his chest. He held his hand and
rub his head.
The sound of gun fire stopped. Everyone lowered their weapons to watch in shock an amazement. The guns went silent for 20 minutes, until the man died
in the arms of his "enemy".
The small man went back to his weapon, the gunfire started again....
How much I or you believe the story does not matter, the point is the same..