“When people are afraid,” he said, “they turn their backs on what they know to be right, become Followers, and seek leaders and solutions that promise to take their problems away from them. They give up some of their freedoms in exchange for what they believe to be security and protection.” Shaking his head sadly and full of regret, he walked away.
He had spoken thus in the certain knowledge that he was a free man and at liberty to do so. But they executed him for his views, and now the people are more afraid than ever.
17th April 2017 – 98 words
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