I think this is very relevant to people who are confused about how peaceful protest in countries with oppressive governments often lead to only a shuffling of those in charge and often result in an even MORE oppressive government.
The quote is from Kwintell Wright but an earlier Unknown quote is “When the past calls, let it go to voice-mail; it has nothing new to say.
I feel like the one posted sounds better.
Moral of the quote: Remember the past but don't dwell on it.
“The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in times of great moral crises maintain their neutrality” – Dante Alighieri
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. ~~ C. S. Lewis