René Char said: “If you come to this world to cause no trouble, then you dont deserve any patience nor appreciation”. René Char
I’ve digged into the litterature of Whistleblowing since some time. I’ve read stories of people who have had their life crushed because they considered it their responsibility to warn of insane practices.
Alford, C. Fred wrote a very interesting book on Whistleblowers, see Whistleblowers: Broken Lives and Organizational Power. Cornell University Press
On tying Whistleblower on On Wikipedia you’ll find a 10 pages of interesting information, and following up on the references, history and talk section of the article is even more interesting.
My real question is an ethical one:
What is our responsability as Human beings when we don’t whistleblow unacceptable situations?
Can any law, ruling, agreement prevent is to exercise our responsability to denounce such inacceptable situations?
In what situations would it be ethically justified NOT to whistleblow?
Gunter Pauli, in his blog about “Positive Whistleblowing” , offers some answers. He dreams of positive whistleblowers, an army of them, who expose the great opportunities of shifting mindsets from the negative to the unconditional positve, scanning for opportunities to transform bad into good, whilst ending better off in the process.
What’s your intake on that?