There is this myth out there that evil looks much like this. Horrifying, shocking, and dark. I suppose that this is evil as well but the myth is that it is this obvious.
I’ve been searching around the internet for a certain saying that I have often used but didn’t know where it came from. It is “Evil resides where good men do nothing.”. I know they say “men” but when I use it? I mean humankind. Gentlemen, ladies, teenagers, doctors, nurses, therapists, child protection workers, police, lawmakers, judges, news stations, newspaper editors…
I finally found the actual quote and it turns out that it has been around for a really long time. Edmund Burke was alive from 1729-1797 and did much writing in the middle of those years. I also found a few other quotes by very smart and famous men in our history that say very close to the same thing.
I agree with them all.
If we want to change the world that we live in, we need to speak out when we see an injustice. Speak for those who can’t. Speak for those who live in fear. Speak for those who have never felt compassion nor its strength.
Speak for yourself too when you can. You matter and what you have to say holds value.