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Letter: History repeating

“I was only doing what my boss wanted me to do.”

“I was only following orders. It’s not my fault. He told me that’s what he wanted done.”

Do these statements sound familiar? They have been spoken many times in history and always with disastrous results. Think of where these words led Germany in the 1930s.

We are hearing these same statements in today’s world. They are just as dangerous now as they were then. Are we going to stand by and let history repeat itself or are we going to do something about it?

I would invite you to continue studying world history, so we can offset the problems of blind acquiescence to the “just following orders” mentality of cowardice.

It can happen here.

— Spruce Lynch



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