Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Evil of Non-Action

Non-Action: Those who do nothing

Which leads us into the important question of what exactly is evil? Back in my days of fanatical obsession with the path I would have quickly spoken that Evil is simply that which either does me harm or is in my way of the objectives I carry. An answer without emotion, without much thought at the real world in which we live. Where a thousand competing objectives might roam and though of course to me, mine is the most important but does it make the rest evil?

There are those of the Path that sit and do nothing. They hide behind the logic that they must always blend in that they must adapt and pretend to be something they are not, that they should present themselves as Light. In some sense I can understand this, to fully combat those that would seek to do us harm simply for the mindset we carry we would have to have a strength that could defeat their numbers. Numbers that truly are without end. There is a choice though that we should make, in less populated areas we can reveal our stances. In less dangerous zones we can commit to making our material accessible for the public.

Yet I find it embarrassing that when the fanatic shields have been used up and there is nothing left to protect the would be Gurus of the Dark. These charlatans run away and lock themselves apart from the rest of the world. Their mission that had inspired people to flock to them to spread the good word is now gone, is now dead.

They do nothing and because of it ignorance takes root in the masses and disallows a fair say on the other polarity. I don't know if I find that to be evil, I do however find it to be irresponsible.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing"
-- Edmund Burke


A candle to over come non-action with, courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons