Saturday, November 12, 2011

No Good Man Does Nothing and Permits Evil to Flourish

Are you one of the many people who are willing to "sell their soul", so to speak;  or, for the crumbs on their plate they are willing to go along with a nefarious plot without even concerning themselves as to their master’s intention or to the outcome.

"Evil" men don't need co-conspirators, they just need no questions to be asked.
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing” This often cited quote attributed to Edmund Burke is perhaps too kind. 

“Too kind” because no “good man” stands aside and permits evil to be perpetrated unhindered.

Like the many ‘hypocritical scientists the worldover’ with their “pursuits in discovering sciences and inventing technologies which end up having detrimental long term impact on society.”
Take Dr. Eric Fossum, Professor of Engineering in Dartmouth’s Thayer School, at Yale University. He’s the inventor of the CMOS imaging chip, the “camera-on-a-chip” technology which is used in cameras, web cams,, and many others of use to big brother with his ever pervasive CCTVs.
Here’s what he had to say on his feelings toward this technology he’s developed, to a group of up and coming scientists.

“You know, is that a good thing? I don’t think so. I feel like it’s an invasion of my privacy.”
“I don’t really like this application of my technology. There is nothing I can do about it, I have now unloaded that on you, so thank you.
We’ll get back to the science and technology now, but I hope you also worry about these things and I especially hope you figure out what we are gonna do about this in the future.” (time 0:20:30) — Dr. Eric Fossum, October 2011.

He wasn’t a “good man doing nothing”, he was facilitating what he recognises as a detriment to society for crumbs on his plate or possibly for mere recognition and applause.
If you are a voluntarily enlisted member of the armed forces facilitating the horrors committed against the people of Iraq and Afghanistan, taken to fight and kill on trumped up charges against that nation, then as a big boy you should clearly understand by now that the master you serve is of ill intent toward these people for empire’s interests primarily, and perhaps, just perhaps, you are at best merely an ignorant “good man” permitting “evil to flourish” .

If you are a student of nuclear physics; just who exactly do you hope to serve when you graduate? A specialist in radar technology perhaps.
A good man would ask if he is permitting evil to flourish.
And that applies to all members of our so called “democratic” society who sit back and permit evil to flourish. That’s not what a good man does.