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September 29, 2017

‘Evil Depends On Good People To Be Quiet’ : NPR

Filed under: History, Love, News, Race, Reason — Scottie @ 09:32

William Weaver, who helped integrate his Southern high school, recounts painful memories of football games he played with teammates he says may now wish they would have said something supportive.

Source: ‘Evil Depends On Good People To Be Quiet’ : NPR

6 Comments »

  1. Elie Wiesel: “We must tale sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”

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    Comment by larrypaulbrown — September 29, 2017 @ 09:40

    • I agree Larry. We must not bury our heads in the sand and deny the truth of what is happening. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — September 29, 2017 @ 13:49

  2. Scottie, you might already be familiar with this famous poem by Martin Niemöller, but it is very apropos for here, your post…

    “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Socialist.
    Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Jew.
    Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

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    Comment by Professor Taboo — September 29, 2017 @ 10:03

  3. another old quote, I may not have it 100% correct; for evil to triumph, all that is needed is for good men to do nothing.
    I really like that poem Professor Taboo quoted, it IS a keeper and so very true.
    p.s. Scottie, like your blog very much

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    Comment by davidambrose66 — September 29, 2017 @ 20:28


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