Silence is Not a Legacy

The memory is seared into my brain cells.

September 11, 2001.

I won’t play the where were you – where was I game with you – but I’m sure that just mentioning it sets off your own triggers.

Hard to believe that 10 years has gone by and that hatred still fuels the murder of innocents.

So after a decade what has changed?

The knee jerk reaction is to talk about technology; new media; social channels…

All true – but have we learned?

Not much, it would seem, as a good deal of the power of the new is way too often applied to the evil goals of the old.

So what do we do? What can we do?

Wish I had the answer – wish I had an answer…

But I do know one thing…

Listen:

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Martin Luther King Jr.

So in the week before 9/11 – don’t be silent. Find something, somewhere to speak out about.

Go on record to fight an injustice; add your name to a petition; write to an elected official; donate to a good cause; use the power of your own network to help right a wrong…

Note to self – silence is not a legacy…

What do you think?

More on 9/11 and my participation in a memorial next week.

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