Then they came for me…

“First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out because I was not a communist.

Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the labor leaders, but I did not speak out because I was not a unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.

As one day became another and others disappeared, gypsies, mentally retarded, homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, criminals, anti-socials and emigrants, I remained silent because I was not one of them.

Then it was they came for me, but no one spoke for me because by then there was no one left to speak.”      Martin Niemoller,1945

It does not serve the greater good to replace one “cult” with another. Those who seek to expose the truth have no time or interest in acquiescing to another “higher” power. I will not sit by idly when there are abuses to be exposed, without regard for where those abuses are being manufactured.

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