Thursday, January 12, 2012

On doing nothing, while evil prevails

It's difficult to use the word evil without sounding histrionic.

It is the word Edmund Burke chose to use when he wrote;

All that is necessary for evil to prevail in the world,
is for good men to do nothing
I'm not saying that all of the members of the leadership of the APS are evil, but when Burke wrote about evil, these were the people he was writing about.

And when he wrote about good men doing nothing,
he was writing about us.

Bess Myerson observed;
"The accomplice to the crime of corruption is frequently
our own indifference”
We don't really care enough apparently, to create
honest accountability to meaningful standards of conduct
and competence for politicians and public servants within
their public service (in the APS)
despite overwhelming evidence that they have no intention of creating it for themselves.

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