Am I My Brother's Keeper?
That's one of those "eternal" questions that EVERY free thinking, responsible person ponders every once and a while.
The "text" that asks this question NEVER really answers it. I believe that it's up to the individual and the individual's capabilities as to what extent that one becomes their "brothers keeper".
From the "talk" that goes on here at the message board... the "words" answer this eternal question with a "YES". I am my brothers keeper. I do have a responsibility for others. We are currently capable and therefore, have some responsibility to make an effort to do so.
But the "actions" that go on here at the message board tells another story.
I tell you what... If "I" see someone MISQUOTING "YOU" or making FALSE SUMMATIONS about "YOUR" statements... I will "FLAG" them for you.
I will perform this task even if I disagree with your premise. If I see someone abusing your words, I will "FLAG" them for you. Regardless of "what" those words are. You have a RIGHT to say them. No one else has the RIGHT to purposefully misconstrue them and turn them into something else.
Would you do the same for me?
I will try to be my brother's keeper.