Quote by Auden: “Love each other or perish”
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“Love each other or perish”
Seventy years ago yesterday, the military might of Nazi Germany was thrown against the free state of Poland. Hitler's planes, troops and tanks swept across the northern, southern and western borders of the nation that had through treaties allied itself with Great Britain, France and other European states that had grown increasingly wary of fascism's territorial ambitions. Auden, an Englishman who was of the left that had tried to raise the alarm about Hitler, Mussolini and their minions by speaking up for the Spanish loyalists in their fight against Franco, heard the news while sitting at the Dizzy Club in New York City. He began crafting a poem. And in it was perhaps the finest line of that or any war: "We must love one another or die. But it was, as well, a love poem--very much a hymn to humanity and the ideal of a solidarity, both personal and universal, that might sustain us. A decade later, after the fascists had been defeated at a cost too great for imagining even now, E.
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I sit in one of the dives On Fifty-second Street Uncertain and afraid As the clever hopes expire Of a low dishonest decade: Waves of anger and fear Circulate over the bright And darkened lands of the earth, Obsessing our private lives; The unmentionable odour of death Offends the September night. Accurate scholarship can Unearth the whole offence From Luther until now That has driven a culture mad, Find what occurred at Linz, What huge imago made A psychopathic god: I and the public know What all schoolchildren learn, Those to whom evil is done Do evil in return.
He emphasizes that the love and care one gets from their family is exponentially valuable and important. Morrie also mentions that although friends are wonderful, they are fleeting. This is opposite from family, which Morrie claims is constant. I have so much input on this because family is so incredibly meaningful to me. With my condolences to those who are without one, I am extremely grateful for mine.