When they came for the Patriot Movement I remained silent; ... Twist on Martin Niemöller quoteSubmitted by carpavel on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 16:13
When they came for the Patriot Movement [Tax Honesty, Returning Vets], I remained silent; I was none of those.
When they came for the Constitutional Libertarians [War protesters, Raw Milk, Medical Pot, and Front Yarden Farmers], I remained silent; I was none of those.
When they Beat and Mistreated the Occupy Protestors, I did not speak out, rather, I cheered them on, because they looked dirty and needed baths.
When the Establishment Republicans Squelched the Tea-Party Grass Roots, Changed Rules mid stream, and forever solidified their status quo control, I remained silent; I was a non-voting Independent.
Now, I am a hopelessly enslaved Sheeple crushed by the Inflationary policies of the Federal Reserve and the Austerity cuts and Tax Hikes imposed by their congressional Minions, Relentlessly stalked by the Big Brother surveillance grid in constant fear of being unconstitutionally disappeared in a “Mental Facility” for re-education, or worse yet, targeted for death under the N.D.A.A by the whim of our democratically elected President … I am now to afraid to speak out.
- Pastor Paul
Its my take off of the quote of pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power and the purging of their chosen targets, group after group.
First they came for the socialists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a socialist.
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 for me.
Please add your improvements to my version as I am not blessed with eloquence.