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February 26, 2011

When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out

Filed under: Right Wing Agenda,Scott Walker — millerlf @ 3:03 am

When the Nazis came for the communists, I remained silent; I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats, I remained silent; I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists, I did not speak out; I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for the Jews, I remained silent; I wasn’t a Jew.

When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out.

Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892-1984) about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power and the purging of their chosen targets, group after group.  He was a Lutheran theologian who survived imprisonment in the Sashsenhausen and Dachau concentration camps from 1937-45.

2 Comments »

  1. Larry – Let’s send this ( or something similar) to registered Republics …. encouraging them to rethink and, perhaps add their names in dissent. The righteous ones may be looking for a way and we want to know who they are.

    Eva

    Comment by Eva Hagenhofer — February 27, 2011 @ 5:12 pm | Reply

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