When Words Fail UsSubmitted by quiltingsando on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 01:59
For 4 or 5 years now the words "When Good People Do Bad Things" keeps bouncing in my head like lyrics to a song I can't let go.
Maybe, it would be better to say "When People Make Bad Decisions" or "When People Buy Into Nice sounding Words or Ideas" or "When People are Gullible".
I once read the devil wants GOOD people. I was rather amazed at that statement. How odd I thought, the devil wants GOOD people, why not bad people? It dawned on me that the devil could not trust bad people but GOOD people are TRUST worthy.
I had to do an honest appraisal of my own behavior over these many years and how I may UNWITTINGLY have done bad things with good intentions. Yap! I was sooooo gullible, soooo trusting in the words and presentation of ideas that I bit hook line and sinker. I question everything now, listening and watching how the words and actions line up.
I cannot help but also think of all the different professions people join with Good intentions. Young men and women who enter the military, police, politics, educational and medical fields with a desire to join a HONORABLE profession. Words like Duty, Honor, Service and Good citizenship draw our finest individuals into these fields and other occupations. There is nothing wrong with these fields but what unfortunately sometimes happens, these same people will be asked or pressured to do the bidding of corrupt individuals who pressure GOOD people to do bad things.
It seems, once in the organizations some individuals get used to the gradual corruption or in some cases threatened if they do not go along with the corruption.
Very sad indeed when we look back in history and how so many good people were used to do bad things and when asked why they did them, they replied "I was just following orders", "it was a means to an end" or " they made me do it". Any of us can be swept up into a cause or action with the right phrases or pressures.
Even now we are being painted with a brush of words by the media so the general public will view us in a certain way and respond to us in a certain way. We are likely being set up as their scape goat to further an Agenda.
I am not sure I have made myself clear because the subject is a very difficult one for me to consider. What I have observed is the the devil or evil or corrupted individuals do not do the dirty work themselves but rather get GOOD people to do the evil deeds so when lead down the wrong path they can say "they came willingly.