Few actions in this world trigger such a moral and ideological debate as murder. Yet that is what it is, murder. The religious, nationalistic and political baggage that it reinvigorates, is far more powerful and deplorable.
reserving judgements is a matter of infinite hope
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. Uylsses
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. The Great Gatsby
I have been told of a certain sea snake which has a very unusual method of attracting its prey. It will lie at the bottom of the ocean as if wounded. Then its enemies will approach, and yet it will lie quite still. And then its enemies will take little bites of it, and yet it remains still.