10 people watched while 10 people participated. In this case, participating was to forcibly have sex with a 15 year old girl. Gang rape. No one called for help. No one. Not one person. They either participated or watched. Some of the spectators even took pictures and sent texts with their cell phones. 20 evil people. Where were the good people?
My grandfather told me a story about when he was a teenager. He grew up in the sticks of Texas. It was sometimes a few miles between houses. Word got out that a man in a neighboring home was doing bad things to his own daughter. My grandfathers father talked it over with his sons, and they took action. Basically he beat the snot out of the man and told him that if it happened again, to get running or die. Simple and to the point.
When I was a kid, a man who lived next door to us caught 2 young men robbing a house in the neighborhood. He beat them to a pulp and then called the police. No charges were filed against him because they got what was coming.
Last winter a man tried to steal a DVD player from our little grocery store. He brandished a gun. No matter. A few customers kicked him to the ground and beat him pretty good.
I have at least 10 more stories about people doing the right thing. I bet most of us have a story or two. When action is called for, they take it. Most of the time when they do take it, it could be at their own personal detriment. But they take action anyways. That is what we are supposed to do. Fight for what is right at all times. Stop evil in its tracks.
How many Germans could have fought for the Jews. Maybe they would have been killed, but the soldiers, who were following orders, would have started thinking long and hard about killing their own countrymen.
In order to stop evil, good people must stand up.