“He who remains silent is deemed to have granted his consent — or so the old tenet goes. So will we remain silent, or will we speak up loud and clear and truthfully?”
I had that sinking feeling that I was facing a problem not of my making but my responsibility. Barack Obama once remarked as president, all the straightforward decisions with good outcomes were always made before any got to him. So he was always left with difficult choices that no one wanted to make — often with no possible good outcome.
When we watch a movie about a hero who stands up to authority and puts it all on the line to create a better life, we all imagine that we are that hero. But, unfortunately, history shows that, more likely, we will fall short of that mark.