Thursday, July 05, 2012

It is important to react with compassion and to judge the act, not the individual, or the nation, but it is also important to speak out against injustice.

It was the raising of voices which ended slavery; has helped to end wars; brought universal suffrage; defended the rights of women, children and blacks; changed our attitudes toward the mentally and physically handicapped and which push us on to a more enlightened world.

While all we can really change is ourselves, it behoves us, particularly those of us who live in free democracies, to stand up for justice wherever injustice can be found. When we do not speak out against injustice we betray not just those who are oppressed, but we betray ourselves and our deepest truth.


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