The Silence of Our Friends

Friday, September 29, 2006

About the name of my blog...

Martin Luther King Jr. said:
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

Martin Luther King Jr. also said:
Cowardice asks the question - is it safe? Expediency asks the question - is it politic? Vanity asks the question - is it popular? But conscience asks the question - is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but one must take it because it is right.

In the past few weeks I have been sorely disappointed by those who call themselves allies, who have remained silent. For many their silence is based at least in part on cowardice, expediency, and/or vanity. I'll explain in further posts.

2 comment(s):

Welcome to the blogosphere, Donna! I'm glad you decided to blog.

By Blogger Elayne, at 10/04/2006 2:42 PM  

Just remember Elayne, if I am terrible at it, I can blame you! LOL

By Blogger Donna, at 10/04/2006 6:57 PM  

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