At the North American premiere of “Chasing Madoff,” a Canadian film about the man who blew the whistle on Bernard Madoff, Harry Markopolos, the whistleblower, received a standing ovation, but said he didn’t feel like a hero (Reuters).
“I was scared. I carried a gun and checked for bombs for six years,” he recounted.
“In tribute to those who sustain our truth under threat of losing their lives for our morality!”
Each of us carries our own “whistle…”
It’s called “conscience…”
Its purpose: to regulate our own morality…
Yes, we do know what is right, what is wrong…
And, we definitely know the difference…
Yet, employing a plethora of worthless excuses,
We humans freely compromise our conscience…
Josh Gerstein, at Politico, reported today that the Department of Justice has dropped its criminal investigation of Thomas Tamm, the former DOJ lawyer who disclosed to the New York Times the existence of a top-secret warrantless wiretapping program during the Bush administration.