Quote of the week

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“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”

— Bishop Desmond Tutu

2 thoughts on “Quote of the week”

  1. aha, but what if the mouse was an infamous elephant killer? wouldn’t we then be joining the side of the oppressor if we released it?
    I do think the safety of neutrality is all too often the easy way out when injustice is obvious, I for one get emotionally roused when I am presented with injustice – but that is qualified by knowing the facts. Definitely food for thought.

  2. Definitely – informed side-choosing is key! Is it that too many people are too lazy to investigate? And they see neutrality as a comfortable mask for their ignorance and obliviousness?

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