WARNING: This is quite a rant; I feel pretty passionate about how important it is to take a stand.
We can’t just stand around; we must stand for something.
Edmund Burke said,
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
“The people… simply want us to do nothing. That’s all the devil wants of the son of God—to be let alone. That is all that the criminal wants of the law—to be let alone. The sin of doing nothing is the deadliest of all the seven sins. It has been said that for evil men to accomplish their purpose it is only necessary that good men should do nothing.” Rev. Charles Aked
He should not be lulled to repose by the delusion that he does no harm who takes no part in public affairs. He should know that bad men need no better opportunity than when good men look on and do nothing. He should stand to his principles even if leaders go wrong. 1895 Medical Bulletin
In 1867 the British philosopher and political theorist John Stuart Mill delivered an inaugural address at the University of St. Andrews. He said,
Let not any one pacify his conscience by the delusion that he can do no harm if he takes no part, and forms no opinion. Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.
Where do you stand?
Too many people are ‘wishy washy’, sitting on the fence, look warm and stay in their comfort zone. But this not the correct way to live life. Do what’s right, stand for right or wrong and you really have to decide.
Martin Luther King said:
“Nothing pains some people more than having to think”
He also said:
“True leaders are not searchers of consensus but molders of it.”
We’ve got to think, think, think, and decide and then take a stand and stand for it.
There are horrendous ridiculous changes happening in the U.S.A because good men and women are not taking a stand. And this also applies in every aspect of your life. People treat you the way they do because you have trained them to treat you that way! Think deep about that my friend.
And so by not taking a stand, we allow people, nations, leaders, and criminals and whoever to do things bad to us because we don’t take a stand. We need to take a stand, we need to be stand fast and movable in the right and that is all incorporated in what I like to call R.A.M power.
- R.A.M Power
- R: Rise
- A: Above
- M: Mediocrity
So, take a stand. Decide where you stand and then stand firm.