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Neutrality During Injustice

Is choosing the Side of the Oppressor!

Choose sides. Do not choose neutrality during times of injustice! Silence means not that you are neutral. It means that your voice is counted for injustice. A vote for the oppressor. Don’t let this happen. Open your mouth!

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. 

Desmond Tutu

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When did see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil do any good? Keep silent when evil people did terrible things that didn’t help the world?
It never did. On the contrary, it did awful things to the world and the people.
This was the case in the past, it is now the present and it will be the case in the future. And therefore, helping Karma is NOT revenge!

It happens over and over again, that people or groups of people decide to stay silent. Although they know what is happening to other persons they don’t care. Because they are afraid. Or they do not belong to the group affected. Or just plain because they are egoistic and really don’t care.

And the worst? Every time people of that period say “this never again”. To repeat the horrible things that happened only a few years later again. Over and over again. Never learning from them!

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If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: ‘President can’t swim.’

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Lyndon B. Johnson

Protecting others is needed!

It was probably Einstein who has said “The World will not be destroyed by those who are evil but by those who watch them without doing anything about it. And in my opinion, these people, the silent mass, are as worse as the so-called evil. Because they know, THEY KNOW but willingly stay silent because it does not affect them.

Another person writing about staying silent was Martin Niemöller. His most famous quote probably is:

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.

Martin Niemöller (1892–1984)

Don’t choose Neutrality! Never!

In real life, there are all kinds of things happening. Good and bad things. Sometimes caused by yourself. Other times these things are done by others to you. Most of the time by accident. Because people are different and don’t understand how their actions affect other people and can not understand how they react because of this.

This is sad, but happens and talking about this, understanding and respecting the other, forgive and go on. This is life and this happens to everyone.

Then, every now and then you meet (unlucky you) a person who willingly hurts you. Knowing that what he does is completely wrong. Turning everything around as if you are the person causing the issue (like a good manipulator, a narcissist or plain evil person).

And then there are the groups that are evil to the core. Groups like the KKK, Nazis, Racists etc. People in these groups think they are better, superior. Mainly because of the colour of their skin. White.

We have to stand up against Injustice!

Even when we are not affected. Injustice to one is an injustice to all. What happens to others can happen a split second later to you. Because someone decided you belong to the wrong group, you wear glasses. Or he doesn’t like the colour of your clothes. Stand up against Injustice! Always!

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Helping Karma is NOT Revenge

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