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“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing,” a Quote Falsely Attributed to Edmund Burke

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” It’s a quote routinely attributed to Edmund Burke. But it turns out falsely so. Apparently, he never uttered these words. At best, the essence of the quote can be traced back to the utilitarian philosopher John Stuart Mill, who delivered an 1867 inaugural address at the University of St. Andrews and stated: “Let not any one pacify his conscience by the delusion that he can do no harm if he takes no part, and forms no opinion. Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing. He is not a good man who, without a protest, allows wrong to be committed in his name, and with the means which he helps to supply, because he will not trouble himself to use his mind on the subject.”

 

Oh the irony that spewing fake news is followed by a fake quote. Beware , evil exists in all forms, being a good man, I had to speak up and defend Truth

Fact Or Fool Who be You I have seen fools ranting what's up Pink Floyd No thinkers, no education only poets with muse and frustration The deniers of science are committing massive crimes jail should be their only pudding sadly Covid takes many of them away I have no sympathy for their ignorant play the only ones bouncing in their beds are the scientists angry that such ignorance spreads it's always the morons who resist why do people carry such hate? to tell lie upon lie upon loathing lie letting thousands more in pain die the penitentiary should be their fate American prejudice has failed us funding is ever lacking Teachers who know not what's cracking No wonder fools get away with the fuss Science does not cover up it only learns, adapts and that's a must over six billion vaccines thousands of doctors have over seen The outbreaks now you see are the unvaxxed injected with stupidity they blame all the immigrants hatred always blames the outsider All in all, stupidity is never very tall

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Date: 10/3/2021 9:24:00 AM
Excellent poem, Arthur! So glad you tackled this subject. These non-vaxers call it their freedom, yet it's actually their selfishness. No concern for anyone but themselves. Why are "news" sources allowed to tell lies and still be called news! You last line is perfect!
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Date: 10/2/2021 8:01:00 AM
WoW! Arthur, I don't know how I missed this well-written write.I see why you got the P.O.T.D. Your last line sums up your message very well. Congratulations, it was well deserved. Have a great day and weekend-Alexis
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Date: 10/1/2021 8:14:00 PM
Great poem, congrats to POTD, Arthur, i do agree with you. As always in conflict, the real reason behind what we in the world is experiencing, the initial source of the problem is forgotten, which suits those guilty, while the rest of the planet cannot agree and continue fighting.
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Date: 10/1/2021 7:55:00 PM
I understand your message, Arthur, and I appreciate it. Your last line is so fine, I envy it.
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Date: 9/30/2021 2:07:00 PM
I'm not going to enter the fray. Just came to say congratulations on P.O.T.D.!
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Date: 9/30/2021 10:33:00 AM
- Congratulations on your p.o.t.d., my friend :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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arthur vaso
Date: 9/30/2021 8:51:00 PM
Thanks Anne-Lise!
Date: 9/30/2021 10:13:00 AM
With penitentiaries such big business, maybe just need the right sell. Thanks for the info & elaboration on the quote, did not know. Sharp and succinct ink Art, congratulations on POTD! xomo ;),
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Date: 9/30/2021 6:37:00 AM
When nurses reveal that patients are being killed in the hospitals, there is truth to that, I think they are pushing only certain drugs, when other drugs can treat Covid as well, Congrats on POTD Arthur
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Joe Maverick
Date: 10/3/2021 11:43:00 AM
There is too much inconsistancy 1st off science led Boris Jhonson says in 2020 96/97 percent survive I have not seen that dis-proven then there was the jingoistic 1 death is 1 death too many' but more than 1 have died in the UK from vax complications 'Lisa Shaw' for 1 Not widely reported though she was a media journalist I see that Many want better I see the desire to be responsible by most Yet I am concerned that 4000 docs are vax sceptical, I hope I am wrong but there was 2jabs your'e OK claim Never a hint that it was time limited? What a mess is my conclusion so far Joseph'
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arthur vaso
Date: 9/30/2021 8:27:00 PM
First who is "they"? There is massive competition world wide to come up with effective vaccines or antibodies. No one company or country controls the market. As for nurses killing people, not sure I get that, however as an example one nurse was caught injecting patients with water rather than the vaccine because she was nuts and didn't believe in science. Yes she was killing people.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/30/2021 2:08:00 PM
I question your use of "being killed in the hospitals," Joseph; shouldn't it be "patients are dying in hospitals?" That is certainly true. I find it hard to even suggest that patients "are being killed in the hospitals," my friend.
Date: 9/30/2021 6:11:00 AM
Congratulations on your deserved POTD.
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Date: 9/30/2021 5:41:00 AM
Well stated! Many would agree with you. Congratulations on your well deserved Potd. Enjoy the honour and day.
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Date: 9/30/2021 5:22:00 AM
Salutations for having written a newsworthy poem to garner the merit of poem of the day.
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Date: 9/30/2021 4:15:00 AM
Well said Arthur! Science is for me! Congratulations on your POTD!!
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Date: 9/30/2021 1:20:00 AM
Dropping back with Many congrats on POTD:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 9/30/2021 1:05:00 AM
The conspiracy theorists have a lot to answer for Arthur. There was never uproar for having jabs against polio and measles etc. Anyway, congratulations on POTD, enjoy the honour Tom
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arthur vaso
Date: 9/30/2021 8:16:00 PM
Thank you kindly, and so very true, is sad many take advice from just about anyone but the experts in their profession.
Date: 9/29/2021 8:19:00 PM
I had two co-workers died of covid, so needless, it seems some never learn, xoxoxo peace and love
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 9/30/2021 1:22:00 AM
Thats so sad Aurore, my mum has covid, I know without the vaccine she would be in a bad state and probably in hopsital... or worse. Hugs Jan x
Date: 9/29/2021 3:23:00 PM
It is unfortunate that so many people believe everything they read and hear. I worry about the metal health of so many people. Our doctor has kept my family alive for many years. I listen to and trust my doctor. I wish more would do the same. Well done Art!
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Date: 9/29/2021 12:26:00 PM
- Excellently written, Arthur ... it's about community ... do your duty - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 9/29/2021 9:14:00 AM
Those who deny that science is factual are actually blind to the truth. Some have a beef against pharma companies, and that's their right, but I'm tired of them trying to fill my mind with their thoughts. I don't want to dissuade them from making their own choice, but for goodness sake...stop addressing me in poetry that tries to make me feel inept. Teachers, what example do you set for students? Those thinking you're in the know, are you incapable of respecting the beliefs of others? Give it a rest!
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arthur vaso
Date: 9/30/2021 8:14:00 PM
Yes well said, and is ok to debate and discuss say how to roll out vaccines, what health measures to take, how one goes about health measures, all reasonable issues and discussions to which to be quite frank, as societies, we are learning, but denying science and how both Viruses propagate and how vaccines work is rather silly, when is by people with no education in those fields.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 9/29/2021 9:27:00 AM
well said Jenna:-)
Date: 9/29/2021 8:23:00 AM
That is true in life, someone else is always the blame. It is a shame that there are so many not wanting to take the vaccine, but I've also seen where those that did take it has gotten the covid months after... What to do? Yes, I too have checked on you , but this is the first post since last one. :) loves and hugs my friend
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 9/29/2021 12:27:00 PM
my mum was diagnosed with covid a week ago, thank goodness she is double jabbed or I cant begin to think what state she would be in now:-( x
Date: 9/29/2021 7:15:00 AM
Let's see....the unvaccinated when exposed to the virus and infected carry the same viral load as the vaccinated when exposed and infected. The vaccine does not prevent infection it reduces the chances of being hospitalized,a respirator and death.
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Sunshine Smile
Date: 9/30/2021 10:32:00 AM
- No vaccine is 100% ... if all drugs were 100% ... we would live forever and be luminescent :)
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arthur vaso
Date: 9/29/2021 9:36:00 PM
It of course is not 100%, which is why it is important to reach a high percentage of vaccinations so that the virus meets more "dead ends" Second, a vaccinated person can still carry the virus, especially in the upper respiratory tracks, however their spreading the virus is still reduced, even if not eliminated. This is in fact an ongoing study as the variants have changed some of these calculations thus the outcomes. For sure the vaccines will be improved, and even it is a major one, it is but one tool in the tool box to battle this virus. You are correct in that it greatly reduces the degree of illness.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 9/29/2021 9:27:00 AM
Hi John my mum is double jabbed she has covid since last Tuesday but all things considered she is quite well, I do worry what the situation would have been had she not had the vaccine
Date: 9/29/2021 5:59:00 AM
Science most assuredly covers up and is not fool proof and is especially dangerous in the wrong hands or with the wrong motivations What is getting past most is there are hundreds of viruses out there, all evolving too especially in this world we have filled with super toxins but we are forgetting they exist because it’s only covid now …
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Susan Woodrow
Date: 10/1/2021 6:34:00 AM
Arthur, if you are willing to accept below grade vaccines because you have been coerced or scared, don’t call me a fool for knowing it can be better. I wear the mask because it’s non invasive but for anything else, i need to hear it’s better than 75% which was the best number i last read and is not even close to acceptable if you are forcing people to trust it works! The drug companies have never had it so easy they are having a field day
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arthur vaso
Date: 9/30/2021 8:50:00 PM
Jacob, other than washing hands, all you have stated as been debunked.
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arthur vaso
Date: 9/30/2021 8:38:00 PM
Without vaccines the odds of you even being here is small as your ancestors would have died. I repeat you have no medical background in this field, of course there are inconsistencies in the application of social distancing, as a society we will not get it perfect, especially because there are enough of you around to make that true. However, many jurisdictions adapt to what works with success
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arthur vaso
Date: 9/30/2021 8:38:00 PM
Masks work. You make it sound as if this is a bad thing. Here is a bad thing, being self centered and selfish and not caring about others. Insinuating mis-use due to covid is crazy, that is a separate issue, and there is bad people in all fields. Had their been no covid death certificates would still be falsified. How about this, many covid deaths have gone un-reported. why not mention that one?
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Susan Woodrow
Date: 9/30/2021 12:16:00 PM
History has shown that infants and children react best to vaccines and carry that memory in their immune systems best… my problem is the heavy reliance on drugs that has superseded the wholistic approach… the best way to combat microbes is to keep your health optimum and the world has more lifestyle related illnesses but now we are all hysterical and calling people fools and wearing masks and keeping apart until u board a plane and you are jam-packed like sardines There have been so many inconsistencies that are laughable.. how many hospital deaths are actually covid related and not due to secondary infections with super-bugs? Malpractice suits are no longer an issue - just write covid on the death certificate!
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Susan Woodrow
Date: 9/30/2021 8:43:00 AM
Lol i have a medical background and have seen first hand the corruption in it with big pharma gaining more and more control and the fda turning a blind eye..now govts are giving them free reign with little clinical trials Evil takes many forms and one is herding people with supposedly benign facts Polio and measles were eradicated with vaccinations on infants but influenza never was and now we shall have the same story with covid so everyone needs to boost their immune systems and toxins in our daily lives and lifestyles are what diminish our capacities to fight back I know three people who were vaccinated with boosters (all smokers too) and still fell ill so this vaccine isn’t working like a vaccine really should but it’s such a success! Until i can get a shot that takes off my mask and guarantees no more testing and 95% efficacy, i will stay a fool :)
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arthur vaso
Date: 9/29/2021 9:27:00 PM
What is wrong, is you have no medical background you are not a virologist. you have no context. Science covers up nothing, it learns and evolves, now in some cases man manipulates the facts, a good example the research paper claiming vaccines cause autism was completed debunked. Toxins is not a virus by the way, if you an expert on toxins please list them here, again such a lack of education. There are 1000's of viruses, vaccines have helped eradicate or control the worst ones. The only possible negative effect of vaccines is that they are the greatest invention of mankind to date, the only negative being, is due to their huge success it is a contributor to over population.
Date: 9/29/2021 3:29:00 AM
Well said art I especially love the third stanza, that should be a poem in its own right! I'm struggling with chest infection, on 2ndcouse of meds, mum has covid... thank goodness the anti vaxxers didn't get to her care home! Hugs Jan xx
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arthur vaso
Date: 9/29/2021 9:12:00 PM
Thanks Jan, and you make another good point, when all the emergency room beds fill up with covid patients, often we cant handle other medical emergencies and some die, that should be counted in the stats as well!
Date: 9/29/2021 2:09:00 AM
I don't know who said that quote. All I know it is the truth.
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arthur vaso
Date: 9/29/2021 9:10:00 PM
Yes the quote is very true, so I was quite surprised to see evil here claiming to be good (twisting the words so to speak), thus why in the spirit of the quote I had to speak up!