I think every person *thinks* they would have done something at these critical moments in history, but that is simply not the case. Historically we know that a huge majority of those NOT being persecuted tend to look away; some even willingly participate in the persecution, support perpetuating the oppression, and most resist personal change.
So, the reality is, most people would do nothing, at least initially. They would wait until the movement gained mass and strength from a few early pioneers who fought their asses off until they gained momentum and support.
It doesn’t matter what the issue is. Wrong is wrong, and when recognized it is dire we speak out against it, no matter how few of the flocking majority are able to understand the obvious truth that is often right in front of their face. Never be afraid to give serious thought to new ideas. Never be intimidated to do what is right. Never let a brainwashed *trained* societal mindset stop you from acting in accordance with your values.
Right is right. Wrong is obvious. Some people just need hindsight to *see* it and some people recognize it faster.
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“…if you think you would have done something *then*, but are doing nothing *now*, then you wouldn't have done anything *then*, either. So think about what side of history you want to be on, because now's the time for doing something.”
[~ Quote by Bri Traquair]