A comment posted under a recent Oath Keepers article admonished us to essentially keep quiet about issues of vital interest and threats to freedom. The argument went:
- We’re preaching to the choir.
- Being informed is not enough. We need a plan that will be supported and acted upon.
- Otherwise, we could get in trouble for talking about it.
I disagree on several points. Here’s why.
First of all, not everyone is in the choir. The people in the pews — some not even paying attention — aren’t. The choir is comprised of activists, people who make and keep a regular commitment to practice, to improve, to work together and to perform. Appreciating (or not) the results of their efforts does not make one a member of the choir.
I do agree that simply being informed is not enough. No one intends for readers here to merely consume information and then do nothing else with it. That should go without saying, as should requests to share information with people we know that may otherwise only see what “gatekeeper media” wants them to. Ditto for writing to legislators.
In other words, there’s always something we can do with information if we want to.
by David Codrea