Monday, September 24, 2007

First They Came

I know that all of you are aware of the poem written by 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.

There is a purpose for me reminding you about this poem. If I receive permission to re-print an email I received, I hope that you can see where I am leading. The vast majority remain silent because it doesn't seem to directly impact our lives.

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