What happens when people just stand by and do nothing ?
The Scientific Misconduct Blog has a brilliant article and selection of quotes about people not wanting to get involved when they **Should**.
Read it and ponder.......
I have copied the Quotations he cites, for future reference :-
"Here is a selection of quotes about collaborators, bystanders and the shame of all those who fail to speak, and who fail to ask questions.
Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings.
Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence.
Henri Frederic Amiel
To assist Enron all they had to do is to do nothing, and they did nothing very well
He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetuate it.
Martin Luther King, Jr
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
What luck for the rulers that men do not think.
And the multitude was silent, not a voice, not a sound was heard upon the hillsides, across the valleys where they stood.
Richard Bach, Illusions
To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
There is no shame in not knowing; the shame lies in not finding out.
A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves.
The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been two hundred years. These nations have progressed through this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to great courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependence and back into bondage.
You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no results.
The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.