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Weekly Thought (July 27, 2009)

I came across this poem at the Holocaust Memorial in Boston.   The captures the evil of Nazism and the importance of standing up for things that are important even though they may not affect us directly.

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

Then they came for the Communists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for me
and there was no one left
to speak out for me.”

– Martin Niemoller

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Martin_Niem%C3%B6ller

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