We are going to do nothing.
I don’t need to sit in on any cabinet meetings. I don’t need to look at the directives to the CIA or MI6. I don’t need to see the order of battle for NATO troop deployment.
I just KNOW.
How do I know? Well, I live in a country, Israel, that must live every day with the results of what other countries refuse to do.
Here’s my favorite quote on this subject:
“All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.”
— Edmund Burke
And, then Albert follows up with this:
“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.”
— Albert Einstein
I love quotations. They’re the ‘sound bites’ of history, and persevere because their wisdom is universal.
Edmund and Albert told us to do something. Thomas tells us WHAT to do:
“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”
— Thomas Jefferson
But, Henry talks about another tree, and it’s a bit of a digression – but, it’s a part of the problem that I’ve been yelling about for years.
“There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.”
— Henry Thoreau
The world doesn’t have clue about what is at the cause of all this, so they strike at the branches. Whether it is Iranian nuclear weapons, Palestinian terrorism or violence in schools, people refuse to look at the root of the problem – ‘cuz it’s easier.
Stephen, of all people, says it best here:
“It’s better to be good than evil, but one achieves goodness at a terrific cost.”
— Stephen King
THAT, my friends, is probably the biggest reason why we will do nothing. There is a price for doing good, and it is far, far higher than the price for doing evil.
I could go on, but I see that I’ve inspired you with all these quotes. You are ready to go out there and DO some GOOD. Right?
Well, let me point you back to the problem at hand:
“Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.”
— Blaise Pascal
The cheerful and charming ruler of Iran is a man of complete religious conviction. God talks to him. He sees visions. He’s bringing in the Mahdi. He willing to sacrifice you and half his country to do that.
He will use anything, including nuclear weapons, to do that.
We are in the fight for our lives against a malignant evil, and my question is this:
“Are you going to fiddle with the branches, or roll up your sleeves and start whacking at the roots?”
— John Little
It’s up to you, because your leaders are doing nothing.
Except for that last one, all the above quotes (and more) can be found here: