What makes sense LO6512

Rol Fessenden (76234.3636@compuserve.com)
08 Apr 96 12:46:27 EDT

Replying to LO6464 --

In another I said/he said: I declared:
> I am not alone. The vast majority of people do not
>attack injustice. I still wonder why.

to which Jack responded,
> It has been my experience that the vast majority of people *do* attack
injustice. It's just that they're not as successful as the few who
propagate injustice.

> For all his brilliance as a strategist and courage as an activist, Martin
Luther King's "attack on injustice" would have had no impact, but for the
actions of hundreds of thousands of people who followed the same
strategies, because to them "it made sense".

=== end of quotes ===

Perhaps I am too negative on this. But my question is, why are there not
more leaders on this issue of injustice? Why only one or very few?

I don't really agree that the vast majority do attack injustice. Some may
follow, but few take the initiative, and even hundreds of thousands does
not constitute a majority, let alone a vast majority.

Don't misunderstand, I am not saying at all that people like and accept
injustice. I just don't think very many people take action on it. Most
people would agree that injustice is bad. Few would be able to say why,
and few actually do anything about it on a day-to-day basis.

If the vast majority attack injustice -- really attack it, not just
condemn it, why is there still so much of it?


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