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When being a Christian meant being compassionate

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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.

When Christian pastor Martin Niemöller said those words during a sermon, he was trying to warn against the dangers of political apathy. I think they are as valid today as they were in the 50s and 60s.

Franklin @ September 23, 2007

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