Whistle-blowing could be a rewarding virtue, but not when the act takes down one’s country just for the trip

It is one thing to “clear one’s conscience” and expose something one believes to be illegal, immoral, or distasteful, and it is another matter to “take center stage” to jeopardize the security or interests of one’s own country and people. Under these circumstances, one does not choose between the lesser of two evils, one chooses between what is right and what is wrong, the greater good for the greater number.

Aspiring whistleblowers should take heed. There is no fame-and-glory payoff for infidelity – only pain and ignominy.


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