It’s 7 a.m. Do you know where your FBI is?

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.

"First they came …" is a famous statement attributed to 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. He was imprisoned by Hitler and released in 1945. (Wikipedia)

By Published On: September 25th, 20101 Comment

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  1. David Culver September 25, 2010 at 8:17 AM

    I read in the Strib account that on one raid the FBI took a picture of Martin Luther King from the premises! So much for Mr. Obama as the fulfillment of King’s Dream.
    Itis now time for everyone to acquire (beg, borrow, buy, steal) a copy of Naomi Wolf’s The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot (The End of America? Naomi Wolf Thinks It Could Happen. I have no idea where the FBI is, but the fascists are here!

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