First they came …


First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

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 for me.

[Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984)]

Source: Wikipedia

On National Poetry Day, Thursday 6 October 2016, is as relevant as ever.

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