DAVID AND GOLIATH
The small fighting the large! What is that teaching us? Nowadays we see many instances of this. In this new open information age everyone gets the opportunity of fighting for example injustice, the unethical activities of large companies and governments.
Take WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, he believes passionately in his cause, (governments particularly in the US) have tried to stop his activities, which is all about getting the truth out there. Without like minded people he wouldn't have the material to put out there anyway, so clearly there are many who want to expose the truth.
It’s not easy speaking out, just like David and Goliath I’m sure there must have been a nervous moment when David walked out there to send his stone aimed at Goliath’s head. But he won and downed Goliath. But no-one wants to see governments fail, maybe just change their attitudes and be more honest.
Civil rights are one of the pillars on which we build a truly great society, without civil rights we become the slave of others. Yes people have to be strong and stand up for them. JFK & MLK stood for what they believed, yes they did fall at the end, but their legacy lives on and many “small” people stand up for their beliefs and can use the power of the internet to get their message across.
Now governments have started to accept that basic human and civil rights are important, here in the US we have such things as the DFPS they protect the weak to the extent as they say “Anyone who thinks a child, or person 65 years or older, or an adult with disabilities is being abused, neglected, or exploited must report it to DFPS. A person who reports abuse in good faith is immune from civil or criminal liability. DFPS keeps the name of the person making the report confidential. Anyone who does not report suspected abuse can be held liable for a misdemeanor or felony”.
The EEOC, “Equal Employment Opportunity Commission” is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit.
So yes even governments will help the weak challenge the strong and as the saying goes “the bigger they are the harder they fall”.