I’ve Had It Wrong All Along
You can’t out hypocrite a hypocrite
You can’t out coward a coward
You can’t out righteous the righteous
I see you.
If you say YES because you want to DO THINGS
You will say YES to anything you want
And not look for the consequences,
be they hidden
or right in front of your eyes.
If you say YES because you say you want to be safe
You will say YES to anything that makes you feel safe
And justify any consequence
Based on your feeling of safety.
If you say YES because you say the science matters
And you don’t take the same action
and on and on and on…
Then you are an obvious hypocrite
If you say YES because you’re terrified and don’t know what to do
you are honest.
If you persecute others because they are not terrified and do know what to do
you are a tyrant.
If you say it’s a free world
and in a free world
people can make whatever choices they want
you are right.
If you think it’s necessary to have an authority that dictates the “Free World” you talk about…
You have what you want.