The Catastrophic Consequences of Silence

Wisdom from my sweet cousin, Christine.

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Niemöller’s Famous Poem
“In Germany they came first for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I
wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because
I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak up
because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t
speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time no
one was left to speak up.”
–Martin Niemöller, 1945 a Protestant Rev. He supported Hitler’s rise in the mid-1930s he began speaking out against Nazism. It was too late. He was sent to Dachau.

I stayed silent during the rise of Donald J. Trump. I stayed silent when he insulted Mexicans. I stayed silent when he insulted  prisoners of War . I stayed silent  when he insulted women…

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