“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
What could be said of when we try to silence others? I wrote earlier of trying to defeat poverty by pushing each other out of the way.
The ongoing media examination of how Jimmy Savile could have abused children over so many years raises many questions about the willingness of those close to him to speak out. Those who tried, it seems, were dismissed. This was a man doing good for others on a major scale, he was also a valuable commercial asset for the BBC.
As the revelations continue to emerge, we’ve learned how those most vulnerable were at greatest risk – those at the margins of society who were institutionalised, considered a problem for society and an opportunity for predators.
Consider this issue on a global scale…
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