The Evil of Silence

 

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The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.

– Hannah Arendt

Watching recent news, I ruminate upon Arendt’s maxim. Those who have cooperated with Choi Soonsil and Park Geunhye are being arrested and investigated. Most of the MPs of Saenuri Party who must have known what kind of person Park is are also to be blamed and their silence will cost them dear.

At the same time, we should avoid raising our voice against the issues that we do not have much knowledge about. This is the lesson I gained by observing BSE and authorization of TV channels, and also by having raised my own voice for feminism and refuted.

To keep this in mind and not to be the one who executes the most evil, we should learn and think.

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The Evil of Silence

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