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Old 01-17-2011, 12:03 PM   #1
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Worth remembering

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out --
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out --
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out --
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me -- and there was no one left to speak for me.


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Old 01-17-2011, 12:05 PM   #2
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I don't get it.
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Old 01-17-2011, 12:06 PM   #3
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First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out --
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out --
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out --
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me -- and there was no one left to speak for me.

-Martin Niemoller
It's and old quote that will always be relevant. Thanks for the post.
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Old 01-17-2011, 12:21 PM   #4
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I don't get it.
The basic idea is that it is important to stand up for the rights of everyone and not just your own. The history of the poem is here
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I don't get it.

One day, they will come for raccoons and who will help you then?


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I don't get it.
The poem is all about the freedom of all of us being that of the least of us - a fitting reminder on MLK's birthday.

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The poem is all about the freedom of all of us being that of the least of us - a fitting reminder on MLK's birthday.

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Oh, now I get it.
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