Moral Courage is about having the determination to do what it takes when it means being disliked. It is strength of character. The Wikipedia gives a clear definition. It is prone to obscurantist drivel with political issues. This time is different. The consequences of saying the right thing can be serious. A lot of people know they will be sacked if they say what they really think. A police sergeant resigned recently [ April 2013 ] before he could be sacked after expressing his hatred of Maggie Thatcher. There is just as much evil in the police force as out. The stakes for les Maquisards were far higher; torture & death at the hands of the Gestapo. Today the dangers of defying the prevailing pieties are major. Poor little Emma West discovered that when she was filmed telling Third World intruders to go back to the Hellholes they created. The same corrupt bunch of hooligans, to wit the Metropolitan Police tried it on again with Matthew Doyle, a decent Englishman - see Englishman Question Islamic Motives - Englishman Arrested By Racist Police but he is not so easy to bully, which is why this Victim Of Metropolitan Police Racism Will Sue.
Emma West, a young Englishwoman told the truth. The police hunted her down, charged her with inciting racial hatred. She was locked up in a lunatic asylum, deprived of her small son, interrogated by psychiatrists, bullied and harassed without the nuisance of a fair trial or any judicial oversight. But she refused to say that she was guilty. She had no training in Resistance to Interrogation, just her belief in herself, her knowledge & the Truth. It worked. As I write, in April 2013 the government is stalling. Their Malicious prosecution is not working because she will not cave in to their bullying. They keep deferring her trial. They may well try jury packing as well as using a crooked judge if their shennanigans don't break her resolve. The media are keeping quiet for the moment. They will go for the kill if the Crown Prosecution Service succeeds.
PS The torture worked. Threatening to steal her son will have been one technique used.
Englishman Question Islamic Motives - Englishman Arrested By Racist Police [ 24 March 2016 ]
Croydon man arrested after confronting Muslim woman and telling her to 'explain Brussels'
Matthew Doyle tells the Telegraph that Twitter's 140 character limit made the encounter sound vastly different to how he thought it went.
A man who tweeted about stopping a Muslim woman in the street yesterday, challenging her to "explain Brussels", and lambasted on Twitter for his comments, has responded to the criticism today, insisting he is not some 'far right merchant'......... He was later arrested.
Recall the same mob, the Metropolitan Police arrested poor little Emma West, put her in a lunatic asylum and stole her child until their interrogators broke her. Now they are at it again. They are corrupt Racists, anti-English racists to be sure but racists none the less. It starts at the top of course. 'Sir' Bernard Hogan-Howe eagerly pretends to hate racism when patriotic English are alleged to have killed a black but he determinedly ignores it when Pakistanis are at it especially if they are his little mate 'Lord' Nazir Ahmed, Baron Ahmed of Rotherham.
PS Mr Doyle looks perfectly reasonable.
Malicious Police Prosecution Fails [ 27 March 2016 ]
An Englishman asks Islamic woman what the Brussels terror attacks were about She shrugs them off, then he is charged with inciting racial hatred contrary to Part III of the Public Order Act 1986. The Crown Prosecution Service know a lot about Malicious Prosecution & general purpose corruption but decided that they wouldn't get away with it. Recall that the Director of Public Prosecutions, a sour faced ratbag Incites Rape Accusations But Protects Paedophiles
A man is no longer facing a social media race-hate charge after a message was posted on his Twitter profile about confronting a Muslim woman over the Brussels terror attacks. Matthew Doyle, 46, from South Croydon, was due to appear at Camberwell Green Magistrates' Court on Saturday.
The real reason for charging him is that he is an Englishman. More at Englishman Question Islamic Motives - Englishman Arrested By Racist Police. The Daily Mails Comments are sensible. Recall that Metropolitan Police chief, 'Sir' Bernard Hogan-Howe is a malicious Racist, keen on harassing patriotic Englishmen but giving Pakistani racists a pass, especially if they are his little mate 'Lord' Nazir Ahmed, Baron Ahmed of Rotherham.
Victim Of Metropolitan Police Racism Will Sue [ 28 March 2016 ]
Matthew Doyle no longer faces the charge after the Met Police was told it did not have the power to make the decision without consulting the Attorney-General or the CPS
A man who tweeted about stopping a Muslim 'women' (sic) in the street and challenging her to "explain Brussels", has said he will sue the Metropolitan Police after charges of race-hate against him were dropped.
Matthew Doyle, 46, from South Croydon, no longer faces the charge after the Met Police was told it had jumped the gun and did not have the power to make the decision without consulting the Attorney-General or the CPS..........
"I cannot understand why I was detained, my flat trashed, my passport seized and two PCs, two tablets and my phone taken," he said [ but I can. Brutality is fun - Editor ]...........
"I was denied a shave, shower, food. I was stripped of any dignity to appear in court without looking like a dishevelled hobo that I am not," he said.
Mr Doyle found out the hard way that the Met are arrogant thugs who enjoy bullying people. Of course they are Racists too, anti-English racists but Racists all the more for it. Corruption starts at the top and works down. The Metropolitan Police chief, 'Sir' Bernard Hogan-Howe is another Racist, keen on harassing patriotic Englishmen after giving a Pakistani chancer a pass, especially if it's his little mate 'Lord' Nazir Ahmed, Baron Ahmed of Rotherham. Hogan would, no doubt allege that he did not Pervert The Course Of Justice thereby.
Moral Courage ex Wiki
Moral courage is the courage to take action for moral reasons despite the risk of adverse consequences.
Courage is required to take action when one has doubts or fears about the consequences. Moral courage therefore involves deliberation or careful thought. Reflex action or dogmatic fanaticism do not involve moral courage because such impulsive actions are not based upon moral reasoning.
Moral courage may also require physical courage when the consequences are punishment or other bodily peril.
P. Aarne Vesilind, "The Courage To Do The Right Thing choose between right and wrong", The right thing to do: an ethics guide for engineering students
Douglas N. Walton, "Moral Deliberation and Conduct", Courage, a philosophical investigation
Daniel A. Putman, Psychological courage
Sir Compton Mackenzie (1962), On moral courage, Collins
Matthew Pianalto (2012), "Moral Courage and Facing Others", International Journal of Philosophical Studies (20(2), pp. 165-84)
The Wiki is right for once. The sources quoted sound good but they are not. This article came from someone who had some idea of what it is all about.