In answering, don't forget the saying that 'a tree cannot make a forest and no man is an Island of his own'. However, great is the depth of individualistic intent hence the world has become a war zone.
The silence of the intellectuals become the residual of a lost fight. What about the followers of the Lord Jesus? Can they break the silence and be told the same words spoken to Apostle Paul in Acts 26:24 And as he thus spake for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee mad.
When you know everything and yet have nothing to say when something is required of you is an indication that anything can be assumed to be the unspoken words. Just to remind you; it connotes acceptance.
How long should individuals allow the Ill of a nation/world prick the stability of their being? Everyone knows everything, even the innocent can feel the pain of each day prick. And until everyone is able to speak for everyone just as Paul did in Acts 26, no one will be able to escape the uncertainty that lies with tomorrow.
Whatever might be the outcome be heard!
Many blessings, cheers!