Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Illegal Actions of Moral Good
I think it was Orwell who said, "In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act." All those who have privately cautioned me that what I'm suggesting the overthrow of this international corporate OWNED government, is illegal. I would like to remind you that Corrie Ten Boom and her sister, Saint Mother Maria of Paris, Pastor Martin Niemöller, Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Pastor Wumbrand, presently Saeed Abedini and countless others, all went to prison for illegal actions.
“How does something immoral, when done privately, become moral when it is done collectively? Furthermore, does legality establish morality? Slavery was legal; apartheid is legal; Stalinist, Nazi, and Maoist purges were legal. Clearly, the fact of legality does not justify these crimes. Legality, alone, cannot be the talisman of moral people.”
― Walter E. Williams, All It Takes is Guts: A Minority View