“As nightfall does not come all at once, neither does oppression. In both instances there is a twilight when everything remains unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we must be aware of change in the air — however slight — lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.”
Justice William O. Douglas
President Kennedy echoed Justice Douglas’ warning when, in his inaugural address, the new President said we are “unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights”. Human Rights are recent upon the stage of human history. They are not yet fully understood.