~~March 2, 2016~~
THIS REALITY ALWAYS REMINDS ME OF PASTOR NIEMOLLER
Why do I use this graphic with the pastor’s poem?
Because in any sane mind, we find hard time explaining the state of American politics.
Most of all rise of Donald Trump.
He’s come after almost every ethnic groups, many established personalities and caters to white, right-wing fundamentalists.
If you are lucky not to be in any of these groups, consider that, when it’s your time, no one will be there to rescue you.
Maybe this is what’s happened in the Middle East.
“They came first for the Communists,
and I did not speak up, because I wasn’t a Communist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I did not speak up, because I wasn’t a Jew.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I did not speak up, because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Catholics,
and I did not speak up, because I was a Protestant.
Then they came for me,
and by that time, no one was left to speak up for me.”
Pastor Martin Niemöller
Myriad versions of Pastor Niemöller’s original quote began circulating in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s, yet his exhortative words on the perilous pitfalls of political and social apathy couldn’t be more germane than they are today.
Niemöller originally intended to warn against passive detachment in believing dangerous power persecuting one group wouldn’t eventually seek to target all, as occurred during the Nazis’ rise to power.
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