Quote by Federico Garcia Lorca
I was lucky enough to see with my own eyes the recent stock-market crash, where they lost several million dollars, a rabble of dead money that went sliding off into the sea. Never as then, amid suicides, hysteria, and groups of fainting people, have I felt the sensation of real death, death without hope, death that is nothing but rottenness, for the spectacle was terrifying but devoid of greatness... I felt something like a divine urge to bombard that whole canyon of shadow, where ambulances collected suicides whose hands were full of rings.
This quote describes the personal experience of witnessing the chaos and devastation of a stock-market crash. The narrator expresses their astonishment at the loss of several million dollars, which they cryptically refer to as "dead money." The scene is depicted as one of despair, with suicides, hysteria, and collapsing individuals. The phrase "death without hope" implies a sense of utter hopelessness and decay. Amidst all this, the narrator experiences a powerful urge to expose and challenge the corrupt system responsible for the suffering, emphasizing the profound impact of the spectacle on their psyche.
You don't have any communication between the Israelis and the Iranians. You have all sorts of local triggers for conflict. Having countries act on a hair trigger - where they can't afford to be second to strike - the potential for a miscalculation or a nuclear war through inadvertence is simply too high.
With all of the divisiveness that is going on in the country we live in, so much of it is based around just fear of the other. And anyone who does not look like me, walk like me, talk like me, have sex like me, they're the other and I'm afraid of them. And hopefully we will learn that it's just not scary. There's nothing to be afraid of.