We All Might do Well to Give Pause

 

I believe sincerely that we are at a precipice as a Nation and in some ways damned if we do and damned if we don’t! But, I intend on doing just as I have been until such time that I can’t anymore!

Take into account these words of wisdom by Edmund Burke. “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”     “Yes, there is a time when good men and women must stand up for what’s right, even when it involves risk, but that moment comes only after evil has already been well established and is powerfully on the move.” Evil is inherently weak. The truth is that evil survives by tricking the good into doing its will. “Without thousands of basically decent people confused enough to obey, evil would fail quickly.”

Hannah Arendt summarized evil this way: “The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil. “These people wouldn’t initiate murders by themselves, but in the name of duty, loyalty, unity, and/or the greater good, they cooperate with evil and give it their strength. But each plays a small part—none of them stretches so far that they’d have to contemplate the final effects of their actions.”

In the 20th century, however, the actions of such people led directly to the murders of 260 million people. And they did this precisely by avoiding decisions… by merely obeying.

“People think of murder, lying, and robbery as sins, but none of those has nearly the death toll of obedience.”      

Basically decent men and women obey agents of evil for very mundane reasons. The process often goes like this:

1.           Being confused and intimidated, they look for the center of the pack.

2.           They try not to make waves.

3.           They learn that they can avoid making waves best if they adopt the perspectives of their overlords. So they run the overlords’ slogans through their minds as a default program.

In the end, these people don’t make up their minds. Rather, they take on the minds of their overlords and do their will.

And so, the vast majority of evil done on Earth traces back to minds and wills that have been abandoned to fear and laid on the Altar of Obedience.

The Obama years were chock full of this abandonment and accepting what he said as gospel and we have seen the utter decaying of our Nation because of it!

So those prophetic words by Edmund Burke “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing,” are so true even today and I suspect as long as humans inhabit the earth!

Fellow Americans, if you pray keep doing it, if you don’t, I pray that you start to! The only power that any of us should be obedient to is God the Creator’s! Seek God’s Will through prayer, humility, sacrifice, love of Him and a burning desire to do His Will in all things!

Lawrence Morra

 

Author: Lawrence Morra

Have worked in creative and news visual media as a photographer or cameraman and this POV has given me a better insight or view of the world. The Cameraman's POV. His Perspective on many things.

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