- When good people do nothing- Ashburton residents must speak out now.

posted 27 May 2013, 11:02 by Nora Choveaux   [ updated 27 May 2013, 12:02 by site admin ]
This article, written by Jeremy Ridl, appeared in the Witness newspaper on 16 May 2013

About 350 BC the Greek philosopher Plato said this: “The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men”. More than fifteen hundred years later, the Irish political philosopher and statesman Edmund Burke, warned of social complacency when he said, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing”. The indictments of Plato and Burke of their societies could be made against present-day South African communities with the same justification. Apathy rules until we become disgruntled and we take to the.... Read more