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Saturday, August 30, 2008

First They Came...

Pastor Martin Niemoller: 

First they came...
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.

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