on civil disobedience

  • While I don’t know what Julian Assange did or did not do, I have gained an inkling that Zivilcourage requires deep honesty with self, and ongoing self-examination not to drift into eccentric ego only being satisfied. Eccentricity may have its part to play – without it nobody might  ever speak truth to power, but it’s not the heart of the conscience. – I remember Sr Helen Prejean saying when one death row prisoner’s execution had been successfully challenged: I call it a considerable grace to be awake for a soul-sized task.

~ by Barbara S on April 11, 2019.

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