Quote of the week

Trump’s electoral fiction floats free of verifiable reality. It is defended not so much by facts as by claims that someone else has made some claims. The sensibility is that something must be wrong because I feel it to be wrong, and I know others feel the same way. When political leaders such as Ted Cruz or Jim Jordan spoke like this, what they meant was: You believe my lies, which compels me to repeat them. Social media provides an infinity of apparent evidence for any conviction, especially one seemingly held by a president.

Timothy Snyder
The New York Times
2 December 2009

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing in the face of evil and injustice…. The appointment of Adv Menxi Simelani to the high office of National Director of Public Prosecutions calls us to ask difficult questions: do we honour President Jacob Zuma or do we honour justice? If we honour justice, let us speak up against evil and injustice. – Father Jo Mangaliso Mdhlela, Anglican Parish, Thokoza in a letter to Business Day

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