Ignorance makes the conscience blind.                                     


Envy, while seeing only the others profiting,                 


Can paralyze the conscience too.


Indifference will render it deaf and dumb.


Through stupidity it becomes slow, ill, and lethargic


Through love awake, healthy, and energetic.


But hate always is a killer of the conscience.


                                                                                   Christian M. Lappe

                                                                                  Atlanta/Berlin (8/99)