The external walls and the hollowed out tower are all that remain of St.Luke’s. The roof and most of the church were destroyed by the Germans in 1941 during a period of extended bombing on civilian areas as an effective way to spread terror, fear and to establish a sense of supremacy through wanton cruelty and technological thuggery. Lest you think that the Germans were horrible, the Allies decimated Dresden in Germany in a similar manner as well as other cities under German control. And lest we think that that period alone was horrible, we live today in an age where World War II looks downright brutal compared to the sophisticated means today in which people are physically and biologically destroyed. We live today in an age in which we are responsible for the killing and annihilation of peoples across the world and in our own countries through the war-mongering, multinational-controlled politicians we vote for and the choices they make to satisfy corporate interests. And they continue making these choices because we remain too lazy to consider both the value and the consequences of our votes. Today, we don’t need the Germans or the Allies to bomb us and destroy us. We do it ourselves through our political and social and ethical inertia and laziness.
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