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Ron Van Dyke – 2013: First They Came For … – With Comment Of Lucas – 2 January 2013

Uploaded on 2 January 2013 by paradoxman316 Martin Niemöller (1892-1984) was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps. Niemöller is perhaps best remembered for the quotation: “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.” I think he forgot the first step: First they disarmed the people! Those that forget history are doomed to repeat it. Continue reading