“First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a communist;Great quotation. The lesson here is that if you didn't want be arrested, then you shouldn't have been a communist or communist sympathizer. Another is that the Nazis were dead serious about removing all traitorous, Marxist scum from their country in order to protect their own nation from international exploitation.
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 out for me.”
—Pastor Martin Niemöller
Saturday, November 5, 2011
First they came for the communists
While reading the Lew Rockwell blog, I came across this famous quotation in a post from David Kramer concerning Elie Wiesel's demand that Holyhoax "deniers" be thrown into prison: