The apathy of Silence

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The apathy of Silence

Expe­ri­ence keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.

Ben­jamin Franklin

Strax: Sir, per­mis­sion to express my oppo­si­tion to your cur­rent apa­thy?
11th Doc­tor: Per­mis­sion granted.
Strax: Sir, I am opposed to your cur­rent apathy.

Doc­tor Who: The Snow­men 2012

The few days have been dom­i­nated by the Trump and Glenn Reynolds explains why in Brief

If the respon­si­ble peo­ple would talk about these issues, and take action, Trump wouldn’t take up so much space.

While the NY Post explains in more detail:

Amer­ica has been the tar­get of at least 74 Islamist plots or attacks since 911 — the most recent being San Bernardino. These include at least 16 in New York.

You see the prob­lem with real­ity is that no amount of denial makes it less real so when Trump says

We have places in Lon­don so rad­i­calised that police are afraid for their lives.’

no amount of pushback

Within moments the Met Police, Prime Min­is­ter David Cameron, and the clown­ish Mayor of Lon­don, Boris John­son, jumped to defend the rep­u­ta­tion of the UK and dis­tance them­selves from this glar­ing truth.

Changes the actual truth:

A Lan­cashire Police offi­cer told MailOn­line: ‘There are Mus­lim areas of Pre­ston that, if we wish to patrol, we have to con­tact local Mus­lim com­mu­nity lead­ers to get their permission’.

One offi­cer from York­shire said on the online forum Police.Community: ‘I’m not allowed to travel in half blues to work any­more IN MY OWN CAR as we’re ‘All at risk of attack’ — yet as soon as some­one points out the obvi­ous it’s ‘divisive.’

that real peo­ple live.

And peo­ple will con­tinue to live these truths until some­one shakes them out of their apathy.

Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.

Benjamin Franklin

Strax: Sir, permission to express my opposition to your current apathy?
11th Doctor: Permission granted.
Strax: Sir, I am opposed to your current apathy.

Doctor Who:  The Snowmen 2012

The few days have been dominated by the Trump and Glenn Reynolds explains why in Brief

If the responsible people would talk about these issues, and take action, Trump wouldn’t take up so much space.

While the NY Post explains in more detail:

America has been the target of at least 74 Islamist plots or attacks since 9/11 — the most recent being San Bernardino. These include at least 16 in New York.

You see the problem with reality is that no amount of denial makes it less real so when Trump says

We have places in London so radicalised that police are afraid for their lives.’

no amount of pushback

Within moments the Met Police, Prime Minister David Cameron, and the clownish Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, jumped to defend the reputation of the UK and distance themselves from this glaring truth.

Changes the actual truth:

A Lancashire Police officer told MailOnline: ‘There are Muslim areas of Preston that, if we wish to patrol, we have to contact local Muslim community leaders to get their permission’. 

One officer from Yorkshire said on the online forum Police.Community: ‘I’m not allowed to travel in half blues to work anymore IN MY OWN CAR as we’re ‘All at risk of attack’ – yet as soon as someone points out the obvious it’s ‘divisive.’

that real people live.

And people will continue to live these truths until someone shakes them out of their apathy.