Having heard all of this you may choose to look the other way but you can never again say you did not know.
~ William Wilberforce, early 19th-century British politician & philanthropist who worked to abolish the slave trade
Likewise, Martin Luther King Jr:
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.
I’m saying this to myself & to anyone who wants to listen. It’s so easy to live in the immediate — we need milk, I have a dentist appointment, hold on the phone is ringing — or to feel overwhelmed when the need is great. No excuse. We all know that but we don’t all act on our knowledge. If crisis & danger were ever clear, it is NOW.