Gradually, then all at once is how we got here. And I guess that's the way we'll get out of this. One by one. Be the revolution. One person. Then another and another and before you know it you're a force to be reckoned with. Pollyanna-ish? Maybe. But if we're going to wait around for the other guy to stick his neck out, we're dead already. Once again, it's Winston Churchill with the pearl of wisdom:
"If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."