In some contexts, compromise is useful, necessary, the only way to get anything useful done.
In other contexts, not so much.
Whenever we compromise with evil,
Whenever we tell ourselves “it’s not worth it,”
Or “It’s too risky,”
Or “Who am I to decide?”
Whenever we take shortcuts in any way on our ethics,
We help evil grow stronger.
Don’t try to doubt it: there can be no compromise with evil that doesn’t make evil stronger. Evil thrives on compromises, shortcuts, easy ways out, rationalizations and laziness and all the other ways to avoid hard truths.
Take a stand, or aid evil. Your choice to make. Of course. YOUR choice.
Make sure you set you standards of good and evil wisely. No shortcuts!
Many sell the idea that THEY can choose for YOU: All you need do is follow them.
They lie, of course. Reality doesn’t work that way. You know it, deep down, don’t you? Only YOU can choose. To abdicate, to go along, to follow passively, is to choose the easy way out. Evil thrives on that, remember?