We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
Unless your government is respectable, foreigners will invade your rights; and to maintain tranquillity, it must be respectable — even to observe neutrality, you must have a strong government.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.