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Monday, February 27, 2012

Banality

If you are not deeply disturbed by 'moral' and 'social' issues like exploitation of orphans through human trafficking and the mass murder of innocent people through abortion, please consider this idea, the 'banality of evil':
This banality stems from "thoughtlessness- the tendency of ordinary people to obey orders and conform to mass opinion without critically thinking about the results of their action or inaction."
-Hannah Arendt,  German-Jewess political theorist, writing about the atrocities commited against humanity by the Nazis

When will we wake up and see what we've done- either by action or inaction- and understand our own role and responsibility, and implicit guilt, in the unspeakable crimes against humanity that happen against the children in our communities and around the world? How will our children's children feel about our response to these issues? Proud? The way we feel about folks who helped slaves find freedom through the underground railroad? Or will they shake their heads and wonder how we could stand idly by? You know, the way we feel about citizens in Germany who watched silently as their neighbors were taken by force from their homes and shipped to concentration camps?

‘All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing’ Edmund Burke

What are you doing? Just think about that.

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