Reply To: Policy of Engaged Neutrality

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jblack
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Agree that one does not want to reject any human being because of the views they hold, but governments and institutions are broader and more influential. There are times when we should speak, as a community. We might also choose to remember this Lutheran Minister from post WWII Germany:
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 do we speak, as an organization, to stop atrocity or promote life giving policies or behaviors. These are indeed serious things to contemplate. Being Switzerland isn’t equal to being moral.

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