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In Keeping Silent About Evil

The lust for power, greed, and corruption has been an intrinsic characteristic of human behavior since seemingly the beginning of our existence. While most of us make a conscious decision not to embrace these traits, there have always been those among us who do. Therefore it is logical to say that no single group should be considered immune to the possibility that one or more of these individuals lurks within its ranks. As such, no individual or individuals should be regarded as above reproach simply because of the group to which they belong. As citizens, it is our moral responsibility to foster an atmosphere that strengthens society’s capacity at large to point out corruption where it exists and build transparent and accountable systems of governance to ensure that the vulnerable are not taken advantage of. This is especially true when corruption is committed by those who are in power. In society, one would imagine as enlighten as we imagine ourselves to be that this would be an easy task, but alas, it is not. For as dangerous as those who abuse their power are, equally so are the individuals who persuade the masses with the narrative that to point out the corruption of any individual or group of individuals in a particular group is an attack on that group as a whole. While flawed, this narrative is nevertheless a useful tool in seizing on the average citizen’s prejudice and fears. When confronted with evidence of such corruption, they tend to dismiss it because it is an attack on and suggests an implausible degree of corruption within a group they respect as a whole.
It is fair to question the motive of the individuals who promote this narrative. It is apparent when one examines their talking points more closely that they are not concerned with society’s good but rather merely with promoting their agenda. But for what reason? What do these individuals have to gain? Is it fame, power, money, or something none of us could even begin to fathom? Whatever it may be as citizens, we must not allow their noise to cower us into silence. We must remain vigilant and continue to point out with the loudest voice possible corruption at every turn and our demand for justice. For if we do not, we doom society as a whole for as Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wrote:
In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousandfold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age. We are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.

Actions speak louder than words Melania

I’m sorry, but I’m not drinking the Kool-Aide and rushing to applaud Melanie Trump for giving a nice speech.
Words are words, and actions are real, and her actions speak volume. She is a birther, questioning our first African American President’s legitimacy in lockstep with her husband. She had not spoken about the racial unrest in this country and the systematic killing of people of color until tonight when she was attempting to humanize her morally repugnant husband so he could win four more years in office.
She has not said a word about families fleeing oppression and violence separated at the border and young children locked in cages.
Her public silence for three years and nine months has enabled her husband’s corruption, lying, disregard for the constitution, and lack of empathy for the deaths of Americans, be it by Covid or police brutality.
Her speech was nothing more than a show, designed to fool the masses so her husband can maintain his power, continue to spread his hate, and enrich himself and his family. It certainly wasn’t to speak for those impacted every day by her husband. Until tonight’s act has managed to stay silent on that.
Proverbs 31:8-9
New International Version
8 Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,for the rights of all who are destitute.9 Speak up and judge fairly defend the rights of the poor and needy.