Friday, February 6, 2015

Brian Williams (7)

But I suppose I have come to the realization that, while there is a certain loss in not everyone having access to experiences of physical labor and danger, anyone in any profession can demonstrate heroism. Maybe not physically but morally: by standing against bullies, and popular forms of violence; by defending those weaker, whether those weaker be Christians in Muslim lands, or Muslims in Christian-majority lands. By defending the truth against lies, even if the lies are popular ones, told about objects of general hatred (a common one in recent years is that Iran intends to ‘wipe out’ Israel, a fabrication based on a willful mistranslation of remarks made by Ahmedinejad. Note I am not defending him, but the truth).

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