Are we as heroic as we’d like to think we are?

Tony Woodlief reflects on Jerry Sandusky’s trial, and specifically the janitor testimony which proved so damning to Sandusky’s case — even though the janitors themselves had waited a dozen years to speak out.

We all imagine we’d choose bravely: We’d lead a revolt against the slaver. We’d turn our backs on Hitler. We’d bash Jerry Sandusky’s head against the shower wall and call the police.

Except most of us wouldn’t, the proof for which can be found in the fact that most of us don’t. How many stories remain hidden because of the silence of witnesses?

How terrible would be the crying out of stones and walls, were their voices loosed?

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