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hiding from danger

violent mobI have heard it many times throughout my years of standing up. Said many ways, but in essence they don’t speak up, stand up or take action because they don’t want to be noticed [by the enemy].

Who knows, they might get lucky. There may be enough brave people standing up to fend off the attacks.
peeking through blinds
Watching from a hide-y-hole certainly bears less risk IF the good guys win.

But what if there were not quite enough good guys taking a stand?

What if the defending force falls a few arms short of adequate?

hiding in ditchWhat if standing up, speaking up, pushing for change while it was only slightly dangerous was all it would have taken to prevent the violence? … or to keep it at bay?

Hunkering down, hiding out, cowering are EXACTLY the wrong moves.

Now you face the same danger, but without the rest of the defenders …
Without The Best of the defenders.
Now the choices are to die in battle or die in submission.

“If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.” – Sir Winston Churchill

Or you can just hide behind your flimsy locked door and curtains waiting your turn.