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I was sixteen when my sister Kitty [Genovese] was murdered in New York City. In an instant she was gone. The Witness, brother, 2015
Police discovered more than thirty people had witnessed her attack and no-one had picked up the phone to call the police. ibid. news report
My sister has been the symbol of bystander apathy for decades. ibid. brother
But recently The Times published a new article: it challenged the accuracy of its original report. And others now claim the story of 38 witnesses is more myth than fact. ibid.
‘For more than half an hour 38 respectable, law-abiding citizens in Queens watched a killer stalk and stab a woman in three separate attacks in Kew Gardens’. ibid. original article
Moseley also confessed to the murder of a woman named Annie Mae Johnson … He shot her four times in the stomach. ibid.
‘I had gone out with intent on finding a woman and killing her.’ ibid. Moseley
Scientists talk about dark matter, the invisible, mysterious substance that occupies the space between stars. Dark matter makes up 99.99 per cent of the universe, and they don’t know what it is. Well I do. It’s apathy. That’s the truth of it; pile together everything we know and care about in the universe and it will still be nothing more than a tiny speck in the middle of a vast black ocean of Who Gives a Fuck. David Wong, John Dies at the End
I just don’t think I can continue to living in a place that embraces and nurtures apathy as a virtue. Se7en 1995 starring Brad Pitt & Morgan Freeman & Kevin Spacey & Gwyneth Paltrow & Richard Roundtree & Richard Schiff & R Lee Ermey & Mark Boone junior & John Cassini & Reg E Cathey et al, director David Fincher, Somerset to Mills
Harold Wilson is going around the country stirring up apathy. William Whitelaw
If I didn’t care for fun and such,
I’d probably amount to much.
But I shall stay the way I am,
Because I do not give a damn. Dorothy Parker, Enough Rope
It’s a disease. Nobody thinks or feels or cares any more; nobody gets excited or believes in anything except their own comfortable little God damn mediocrity. Richard Yates, Revolutionary Road
My generation’s apathy. I’m disgusted with it. I’m disgusted with my own apathy too, for being spineless and not always standing up against racism, sexism and all those other isms the counterculture has been whining about for years. Kurt Cobain
It’s no good in a marriage for two people to spend too much time together. It kills the subtle magic of the apathy. Rab C Nesbitt: Trips, Rab to Mary, BBC 1999