We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor never the tormented - Elie Wiesel
I loved Elie Wiesel's book, "Man's Search for Meaning", written sometime after he had survived the concentration camps.
Wiesel did not write "Man's Search For Meaning". It was Viktor Frankl. I don't actually know Wiesel's work. But here's one from Frankl:
"When we are no longer able to change a situation we are challenged to change ourselves."
"Even the political and economic extremes of today's world can be seen as the reverberations of futility: We seem to be caught between the automaton conformity of western consumer culture and totalitarianism in its communist, fascist, and theocratic flavors. Hiding in mass society, or hiding in authoritarianism - either direction caters to the person who wishes to deny the emptiness of his or her life." http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/frankl.html
This, I think, is a particularly excellent insight, especially considering how ripped apart and fragmented we have become, politically. (Generally, but especially in the US).