MUSINGS, 7.31.2017

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“We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” – Elie Wiesel

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  • Ann-Marie Gillett
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    This reminds me of a workshop on bullying I attended where we spoke of how supporting the person being bullied was essential. And you did that by breaking the silence an oppressor needs to remain strong.

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      Ann Grasso
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      This is an era where speaking out can be controversial. It is wise to be considerate of situations, don’t you think?

  • Ann-Marie Gillett
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    Absolutely, but speaking one’s mind can be done in a way that doesn’t have to be confrontational in delivery. That said, I do think you have to accept the risk and find the bravery needed to defend those needing an ally.

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      Ann Grasso
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      Yes, Ann-Marie, I agree with your point when defending some “one” needing an ally. My thought was going more toward larger arenas where actions can speak louder than words. For example, during WWII when people hid Jews allowing them to escape to freedom.

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