“For evil to triumph, it only takes good men… to do nothing.”
– Nate Foster (character from upcoming movie ‘Imperium’ starring Daniel Radcliffe, based on real events)
(Repost from Tumblr)
This is how we have come to live in the increasingly negative society we have today. For too long have good people sat back, said nothing, and done nothing. For too long have good people hidden in the shadows and disappeared into the background making way for slavery, racism, sexism, ageism, classism, seperatism as a whole, and all manner of injustice to live on in the great capacity that it has today. As it relates to the things we can control, the silent majority has let it come to this. Not blame, simply truth.
The silent majority (good people) have to make a decision. You have to choose whether this society is the place you and your children want to live in and deal with or not. You have to decide if it’s okay to let extreme, greedy, uncaring, judgmental, hateful, cruel, mean-spirited, close-minded people run society. Choose now. Your life, your families lives, your friends lives, the lives of every person in your country, the lives of everyone in the world depends on it. It is the result of every single one of us being connected. Your decision affects billions of other lives, directly and indirectly. You are either for love or against it, for life or against it, for peace or against, for truth or against it, for justice of against it. There is no in between, there is no middle ground, there is no uncertainty. Indecision is a decision; it’s a decision against. You have to make up your mind.
“If you stand for nothing, you’ll fall for anything.” This. Is. Truth. When you say and do nothing, you put your life in the hands of those who do say something and do something, whether it is in your best interest or not. Stand for something. Speak up. Do something. Support. This is what we must do to live, and be able to live as we wish, freely. Do what’s right. Stand for what’s right. Speak up for what’s right. We can all be different and coexist. It is 100% possible and can absolutely be done without anyone infringing on another in any way. We simply have to make it that way. There will always be opposition to light, and goodness, and love, and what’s right, as there will always be opposition to hate, and cruelty, and close-mindedness, and injustice. It’s called balance. But for a long time we have been very, very, very unbalanced. Let’s set it right. Let’s make things right.
You are a part of this world. Therefore you have a say in it, what is acceptable and what isn’t acceptable, what will and won’t be tolerated, what will and won’t fly, how people, animals, the Earth can and can’t be treated. You have a voice, an important voice, and it matters; now more than ever. Use it. Use your voice, your heart, your mind, your imagination, your body, your spirit, your compassion, your empathy, your love to do, and live, and be, and help (yourself, others, the world), and better (yourself, others, the world). You are a divine being experiencing this life and you make it what it is for yourself and have a hand in how it is and can be for others as well. Our lives are in our own hands. Take charge.