Throughout our history, we have heard of countless attempts to understand those who have done such shameful actions by using a worn out excuse – “they are just doing what they were told.” The same justification had always been used to justify the fact that soldiers followed orders versus question orders which is (in my opinion) wrong. Everyone should be accountable for following orders which in the light of doing what’s right is obviously wrong. We must learn to question – why – rather than just shrugging shoulders and put all the blame to the highest of authorities.
Let’s take a very simple scenario as an example. If you are a contractor and your client asks you to do a certain type of window for his or her house. And you know for a fact that the window they want is costly and impractical due to several reasons, would you tell it in their face that what they want is not good for their home plus the price is too impractical considering the benefits one could get? Would you suggest to use an alternative like affordable windows Cleveland Ohio? Or would you just nod your head and get things moving without even questioning?
When former Richard Nixon stepped down in the 70’s, a lot of his supporters learned this the hard way since they had been brought to penitentiary due to their particular criminal acts? It must not be tolerable to sit quietly while seeing that something is terribly wrong.
In line with this thought, our political arena is swarming with many wrong deeds that somehow a few of the men in position shrugged off and pretended it never happened. Unethical and disgusting deeds are a crime especially if it comes from our supposed leaders. Someone has to do something about it and it should start from the people. But many of us shrug our shoulders too not wanting to get involved in the dirty game of politics. But if we don’t talk and act on something to put things into perspective, who should?