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July 3: No Name, No Face Please

No I don’t want to see him
I don’t need to know the reasons
He did what he did
            Because he did them
And that is the most important thing
He pulled out his gun
            And shot dead the innocents
He took what was theirs
After pretending
            To be one of them
To walk this world in the way they did
Is a blasphemy
            Is a lie and a pain
His life, his story, his face
Has no meaning to me
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Social Conscience and A Sense of Community

A sense of community is something I often feel is missing from life these days. I remember listening to my Grandad’s tales of times passed, and thinking how much more spirited people seemed. 440 more words

Bystanders Pick Up Car To Save Man Under Burning Wreckage

Too many times in the news, you hear stories of the bystander effect. A crime or tragedy occurs to someone in public, and everyone thinks that someone else will help. 34 more words

Watch Your Words

This morning, I was reading Jesus Calling, and I came across this imperative:  “Watch your words diligently. Words have such great power to bless or to wound.” I think it’s fair to say that I am painfully aware of words’ power to wound. 749 more words

Pregnant With Hope

Corruption: the role of bystanders

…”My thinking on this is inspired by a recent book by eminent sociologist Stanley Cohen, States of Denial: Knowing about Atrocities and Suffering (Polity Press, 2001).

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Jorge Ramírez reblogged this on Chaos Theory and Pharmacology and commented:

"What are the implications for whistleblowers? It is important to recognise that denial of responsibility is a predictable human response. So rather than just condemning those who just sit by and do nothing to help, be prepared for this lack of response and take it into account in devising your course of action. Learn to decode the standard responses, realising that what people say is often an excuse for an instinctive avoidance of responsibility."

— Brian Martin- Bystanders. Published in The Whistle (Newsletter of Whistleblowers Australia), No. 30, July 2002, pp. 10-11.

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If you see something, say something

There is a boy in my school who i have one class with. To keep him anonymous, I will call him Joe. Recently, Joe got suspended from school for a few days for punching a fellow student. 601 more words