Kicking A Lion

…hear us roar

First They Came —

Written by Pastor Martin Niemoller following the Nazi rise to power:

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 was not a Jew.

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

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Written by kickingalion

November 12, 2008 at 2:26 am

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