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The Middle of the Road to Hell

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“Let your credo be this: Let the lie come into the world, let it even triumph. But not through me. The simple step of a courageous individual is not to take part in the lie. One word of truth outweighs the world. In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future.”

Alexandr Solzhenitsyn

Here is an intelligent, thoughtful and impassioned plea from Rob Slane, writing on his blog, “The Blogmire”, for the middle of our society to recognise where their duty as citizens really lies, if we care about living in a free and democratic country.

We are accustomed to thinking of great evil as instantly recognisable. From Nuremberg rallies to the squalor of the Gulag, great evil is something obvious and unmissable. Or so we think. Unfortunately, we have developed such a cartoonish idea of what evil, villains, and devils look like, that as a people we are entirely unprepared for the entrance of evil dressed in a very different cloak.


Published 21 December 2021

By Rob Slane in The Blogmire

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