Remain Silent Or Should We Protest?

It takes a fraction of second for the human brain to taste a scenario but it may take some extensive moments to react; to grind the problem and to digest the effect. When implications come too fast to comprehend majority of the people prefer to use the invisible weapon of silence against an abject dilemma. But sometimes that weapon fails to earn the title of victory or else pacify the jeopardy. Then one needs to do something. Placing evasiveness aside, showing adversity.

Being silent when one should protest is well or is it cowardice? This question is just like a complex formula without a clear cut elucidation. Anyhow, today public rather prefers not to interfere in unfamiliar people’s problems because humanity, nowadays, never encourages an assistant.

“Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.” Albert Einstein

Bearing in mind today’s situation it won’t be wrong to say that it is the age of terror. The dark ages have returned along with the sword of death hanging on each head. Terrorism; violence; riots; mobs; hostility; sadism are those cruel twists of fate that have now become an obligation. When a person witnesses such a crime he naturally experiences the odd combination of fear and exhilaration, and remains silent. According to some tiresome people figuring out an action to commit is quite simple but implementations of such actions are never a piece of cake.

The right to remain silent is said to be an officially permitted right, unequivocally or unanimously, almost entirely. The right covers a number of issues centered on the right of the accused or the one watching to refuse to comment or provide an answer when questioned, either prior to or during a protest. This can be the right to avoid self-incrimination or else that can result in one’s own distress. According to Leonardo da Vinci “Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.” Violence against violence is never regarded as intelligence rather it is foolish to further more encourage it.

When one sees a crime in the community the best key to ease out the circumstances is to keep silent. Oppressors demand oppression, they want people to rise out and shout so that the sinners get an opportunity to unequally slice their heads, evaporating relief. “Say what you want but you NEVER say it with violence!” ― Gerard Way
All and sundry have intense dislike towards the offenders, the sinners. But everyone’s first priority is the one self. Perhaps somehow, it is good to remain silent because helping a stranger in this world is up to no avail. The realization stab’s deep that what possibly can be the benefit of struggling for someone who proves nowhere advantageous to you? Not beneficial to you in any walk of life? Silence in the best form of rebellion. It forces the bare truth to seep deep inside the bones of an oppressor that they are the most monstrous creatures alive who do not even deserve the least bit of attention. By remaining silent a person manifests the idea of hatred towards domination and contamination.

On the contrary Rev. Martin Luther King says “A time comes when silence is betrayal.”

When a community unites together to form a barrier against the ruthless oppressors then one has to firmly grip the hand of courage and refrain from neglecting the right of the victim. But these people have now become so condescending that they merely overlook the profound meaning of “human rights” thus such people earn the title of ‘cavalier’. For the people who witness a crime and do nothing are held equally responsible as the “sinner” for keeping silent means encouraging the oppressors to continue his tyrannical rule over a certain community. It is well said by Martin Luther King Jr. That Cowardice asks the question: is it safe? Expediency asks the question: is it politic? Vanity asks the question: is it popular? But conscience asks the question: is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular- but one must take it simply because it is right.

It is wrong to become coldblooded on such a delicate situation for it is righteousness to help. As help is the first step towards a better tomorrow. It is pretty much axiomatic that silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly. If one does not gird up his lions against a visible sin he needs to be swallowed by the ground. People become as hard as nails and decline to gulp terror and protest against a malicious sin. Reality ruses here that when a large number of populations keeps silent the tiny bit of the one protesting obviously follows the footsteps of majority for it is quite easy to manipulate the individuals’ brain. It not only damages

Albert Einstein says “If I were to remain silent, I'd be guilty of complicity.” It is an apparent fact that lament has always over ruled a human being. The regret of failing to express.