Gandhi didn't advocate punitive resistance, nor did King --or Mandela. But Che did, his clothes stained with blood. Yet, celebrity t-shirts laud him. Their thinking is that the ends justify the means. Wrong! The bloody mass graves of Lenin and Stalin cry out. A movement of media intolerance was behind the Holocaust. History repeats itself when we stop paying attention. Mayhem triumphs when good people look the other way. Can you imagine how dangerous it was for Bonhoeffer to rail against Hitler over the radio? Or Polycarp to contradict Caesar to his face? Their fame is more indelible than any viral TikTok, YouTube, or whatever. There is a time for everything under the sun --so says the Preacher. Bards who water down their flow are tepid blowhards.
So Says the Preacher