it takes more then non-objecting. tyranny isn't created by a lack of objection alone. it requires a romance of the idea that hierarchy provides some benefit, in some way, to some one.
if non-objection were all, no one would object to living in trees or caves. and personally, i believe that a great many people would be just as happy, if not a great deal more so, doing so.
almost everyone says they like toys and being able to enjoy them. so do i. the question this raises is about how much that is unpleasant are we willing to put up with, in order to do so.
"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent." Edmond Burke
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
When all is fair in love, war, and politics people will put up with anything until it comes back to haunt them.
Edited by Wu Li Heron, March 20 2017 - 05:01 PM.