"From the depths of the mirror, a corpse gazed back at me. The look in his eyes, as they stared into mine, has never left me."
Closing the book I looked at the cover, Night by Elie Wiesel. Averting my eyes from the book to my teacher, she stares
at the class in profound silence, then she says, "There's something very similar happening in America today." I was shocked, I couldn't believe it took me until
middle school to hear about this. My ears perked up in morbid curiosity as the other students nodded making me feel like a *******, "Abortion." the teacher stated with lofty arrogance as I breathed a sigh of relief
encouraged by the banality of right wing indoctrination replacing revelation of more senseless slaughter. I didn't watch Fox News, I didn't know I was supposed to hate abortion and Dr. Tiller; that's where Elie Wiesel and
teacher come in. Elie Wiesel wrote a book that makes people want to change the world, my teacher narrowed it down to the target in her crosshairs. Tiller died a few years later, Wiesel died
several years after that. My old middle school teacher is still alive using books of the dead to demonize the living for demanding demonetizing democracy
until malleable minds are mangled shifting their forming mentality into one as narrow as hers.