We Should Not Remain The "Silent" Majority

Remember what happens to those who don’t speak up in the face of tyranny.

March 1, 2021


Probably the best example of this was the Jews in Germany of the ’20s and ’30s. While a brave few spoke up and fought back, the vast majority took the attitude that if they just let Hitler rant, their fellow Germans would realize how extreme he was and he and his Nazi Party would gradually fade away.
 
We all know how that turned out.
 
That is the way that most regimes who wound up stripping citizens of their rights take over. To put it simply - they scream louder than anyone else.

Why? Because that’s all they have. 

They don’t have logic - they have hate. And they are united in that hate. And while we are loathe to admit it, hate usually speaks louder than reasoned but quiet dialogue.
 
When you scream your hate you don’t need reason. That means you don’t have to debate in the arena of ideas or even make sense. You merely answer all questions with screams and threats. And once you get away with that you move on to intimidation.
 
When the radical minority sees that screaming and mindless slogans are working they move to phase 2 - Intimidation.
 
This is designed to intimidate the silent majority and make them fearful of saying anything at all. 
This is where the radical few beat, burn, smash, and destroy.
 
It doesn’t matter where they do it because this is just a test. They want to see if they can get away with it.
When they do, they can move on to phase 3 - stripping away the civil rights of the population - one by one.
 
And that, my friends, is where we find ourselves today. Phase 3.
 
The Democrats have completed phases 1 and 2 and now are turning to eliminate both the First and Second Amendments of the Constitution. These two are the most important impediments to the creation of a totalitarian one-party state. Because they must make it a crime for anyone to challenge their rule, and especially, to have the means to resist their tyranny.
 
Never forget that every communist and fascist state has begun by banning dissent and then enforcing it by banning firearms in the hands of private citizens. An armed population does not go quietly into the boxcars that leads to the death camps.
 
Every time we don’t speak out against a Democrat lie - tyranny wins. We have seen over and over again what happens to good people when they don’t speak out in the face of overwhelming evil. Let’s not follow them into those hopeless and helpless futures. 
 
Speak up and speak out - while we still have the chance. 

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Ric Wasley is a writer and lecturer, as well as the author of the popular McCarthy Mystery Series. Ric has had a 40 year professional career history in advertising, publishing and marketing in Boston, New York and San Francisco. He has degrees in history and psychology and has been trained in debating, public speaking and stage acting. A large part of his 40 year career was spent in numerous professional and business settings as a presenter and featured speaker at seminars and professional meetings. Ric has been a visiting professor at Worcester Polytech Institute. He also teaches a popular course on marketing for authors at prominent venues such as the venerable “Cape Cod Writers Conference.”

Wasley has been involved in both print and broadcast media as well as writing for business and commercial markets for over 30 years and continues to consult for a major media company. In addition to his novels and short stories, he has been published in several literary magazines. Wasley currently divides his time between Boston and his home on Cape Cod where he continues to write, lecture and create worlds where the unexpected thrives.