"I make monastic silence a protest against the lies of politicians, propagandists and agitators..."— Thomas Merton, In My Own Words
I wish Thomas Merton were still alive. I'd love to hear his responses to life in the year 2016. If he could have imagined what we are living now, what would he have said? I saw this quote, amazingly enough, on Wikipedia. I think I'll let this stand on its own.