AAEM is the specialty society of emergency medicine. We are a democratic organization committed to our principles and standing up for our members. We are the champion of the emergency physician.
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We are living in strange and complicated times. Our planet is home to 195 nations, 4,200 different religions and hundreds of political parties, all of which embrace different ethics, concepts of God, and philosophies of good and evil. What is common to all national constitutions, religions, and philosophies is the concept of loving our fellow humans as we love ourselves and treating others as we want to be treated. Everyone agrees that this is “the right thing to do.” Unfortunately, doing the right thing is very often not the easy thing. The easy thing is to say, “My way is the right way,” “One person can’t make a difference,” or “This is just the way things are.” Yet all of these easy answers have proven false repeatedly throughout history. “My way is the right way” leads to events like the Inquisition, the Holocaust, and the massacre of the Yazidi people. “One person can’t make a difference” denies the power of Mohandas Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Cesar Chavez. “This is just the way things are” renders us impotent and helpless and, as Rev. Martin Niemoller famously said, if we stand for no one, no one will be left to stand for us.
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