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We Need to Stop Being Silent Bystanders

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“Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.”

– Harper Lee

A while back I wrote two essays:

Rome, er, America and Hungry Wolves and Darkened Campfires

Now, this comes across my screen (HT to Surak’s latest); The Empire of Lies Breaks Down: Ugly Truths the Deep State Wants to Keep Hidden:

America is breaking down.

This breakdown—triggered by polarizing circus politics, media-fed mass hysteria, racism, classism, fascism, fear-mongering, political correctness, cultural sanitation, virtue signaling, a sense of hopelessness and powerlessness in the face of growing government corruption and brutality, a growing economic divide that has much of the population struggling to get by, and militarization and militainment (the selling of war and violence as entertainment)—is manifesting itself in madness, mayhem and an utter disregard for the very principles and liberties that have kept us out of the clutches of totalitarianism for so long.

Read the whole thing.  But here’s the conclusion:

Such evil prevails when good men and women do nothing.

By doing nothing, by remaining silent, by being bystanders to injustice, hate and wrongdoing, good people become as guilty as the perpetrator.

There’s a term for this phenomenon where people stand by, watch and do nothing—even when there is no risk to their safety—while some horrific act takes place (someone is mugged or raped or bullied or left to die): it’s called the bystander effect.

It works the same whether you’re talking about kids watching bullies torment a fellow student on a playground, bystanders watching someone dying on a sidewalk, passengers on a train filming a fellow traveler be raped without intervening to help, or citizens remaining silent in the face of government atrocities.

We need to stop being silent bystanders.

It’s time to stand up for truth—for justice—for freedom—not just for ourselves but for all humanity. Tomorrow may be too late.

There is no doubt we face fearful odds.  Never mind the nukes and F-15s that President Potato speaks of with such banality… never mind that the enemedia dominates the fear-addled sheep

Take heart and fight.  Fight for the hard-fought, hard-won legacy of liberty.  Fight the degenerate Left’s culture, take back the school boards, the town councils, the press.

Fight to restore the Constitution as the Law of the Land, not what petty black-robed tyrants deem it to be to suit the whims of their globalist masters.  And should – alas – all efforts at peaceful protest fail and the avalanche starts for real, show them no mercy for they surely shall show you none.

Yes, we may not win… but we will certainly not win if we do not fight.  Our children, our posterity, demand no less.