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.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: