With only a week before elections, I hope each of you will reach deep into your heart and address what you are about and what you are willing to do about it.
Here is a small offering of quotes to ponder and it is my sincere hope that when you do go to vote, your conscience goes with you. Do you listen to all the hype or can you still think for yourself? It is often the one pointing the finger at others that has the most to hide. There are agendas and there are hidden agendas that you will not be apprised of until the opportunity to have your say is gone. The country has not been so divided since the Civil War and as things continue in the current regime, that seems to be the direction that the country is heading toward. Of course, another possible outcome could be another war. If so, who would be your allies? As things stand now, the administration and conservative media, have alienated allies of the past and left the nation most vulnerable. They have declared war on the environment. Pushed to the brink, the planet will survive, but will humanity? Yet the administration has trampled every protection for the environment and done all that it could to escalate global warming. I could go on, but I would rather just get to the quotes and hope you take some time, soul-searching. What kind of world and what kind of life are you bequeathing your progeny?
“The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke
“False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.” – Socrates
“The best form of government is that which is most likely to prevent the greatest sum of evil.” – James Monroe
“The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” – Albert Einstein
“Indifference, to me is the epitome of all evil.” – Elie Wiesel
“The evil that men do lives after them, the good is oft interred with their bones.” – William Shakespeare
“Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.” – Jerry Garcia
“Moral evil is the immorality and pain and suffering and tragedy that come because we choose to be selfish, arrogant, uncaring, hateful and abusive.” – Lee Strobel
“Shall I tell you what the real evil is? To cringe to the things that are called evils, to surrender to them our freedom, in defiance of which we ought to face any suffering.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
“The secret to happiness is freedom… and the secret to freedom is courage.’ – Thucydides
“Hypocrisy is the mother of all evil and racial prejudice is still her favorite child.” – Don King
“Apathy is the overrated protection of that rock you’re hiding under.” – Laura J.W. Ryan
“Live simply so that others may simply live.” – Mahatma Gandhi
While this is merely a minuscule sampling of applicable quotes, I do hope you take time to ponder and search your values. What are you about and what kind of world do you wish to leave to your children, grandchildren, and subsequent generations?
Bisous and Peace,