Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Let's be thankful

Given that even after the atrocity of the holocaust mankind still practises inhumanity to man, I think it is useful to remind ourselves occasionally that the world is not overflowing with evil.  There are good people out there, and many of them.  For a start, there are those amazing doctors and nurses who have volunteered to go to west Africa to tend people suffering from Ebola.  People like Pauline Cafferkey, who was critically ill after catching the disease and who has only recently recovered.  people like William Pooley who also caught the disease, was cured in London, and promptly returned to Sierra Leone to continue nursing Ebola patients.

Let us be thankful that there are so many people like that.  Like the members of mountain rescue teams and lifeboat crews who voluntarily put themselves in danger to rescue others, others who are often in trouble through their own foolhardiness.

However, let us also remember what Edmund Burke said: "The only thing necessary for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing."

2 comments:

joeh said...

THose doctors and nurses are indeed hero's.

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

You are so right, BP. On that note, everyone should start speaking up to marginalise terrorists and their supporters.