Wednesday, 24 September 2008



The Poet

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.

Friedrich Gustav Emil Martin Niemöller (1892–1984)


How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think.

Guess who?

1 comment:

My Raison D'etre said...

The second came from Austrian born German politician, Chancellor and Führer und Reichskanzler of Germany, Adolph Hitler (1889 - 1945).