THIS is a blog on leadership, but now and then, like today, it also serves as a soapbox.
Men, watch this video. Now. 17 minutes. You have the time. Watch.
The initiation of force against another human is the fundamental evil. Violence against those unable to defend themselves is still more reprehensible.
And now, make a commitment to taking a leadership role, for in the fine words of Martin Luther King:
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
“There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.”
“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.”
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
“There comes a time when silence is betrayal.”
“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”
“The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.”