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Then They Came For Me

First they came for the communists,
  and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
  and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,
  and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew.

Then they came for me
  and there was no one left to speak out for me.

Martin Niemöller, German pastor and theologian, 1946



Some of us have learned the lesson, and are speaking out.

David over at Musings Over a Pint wrote today about the movie For Greater Glory, about the Cristeros War in Mexico, which started in 1925.

If you are worried about government intrusion into the affairs of religious groups, especially the Catholic Church, you should check out his post.

The lesson – if we don’t speak out against injustice at any level, against any group, then we shouldn’t  expect anyone to speak out against injustice done to us. You can pick your own example.

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  1. Thanks for the link! Scary times we're facing, that's for sure.Cheers.

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