In the end…
In the end, what we will be judged for is the ease with which we allowed ourselves to be distracted.
It took only the trivial to coax us to avert our gaze: the lines of Americans waiting to buy the new $1000 iPhone; Super Bowls, and Twitter taunts, and dog videos on Facebook…
We look to the past and so easily fault those who merely looked away while millions of Jews were rounded up and murdered.
Distraction. All the distraction.
But in the end we can’t forgive ourselves because we know our decision was a conscious one. We — I — chose to look the other way.
We weren’t forced.
We just couldn’t be bothered enough to care.