Speak out

Fearsome and I keep a fairly low profile. However, times come when we must speak. A famous quote from the holocaust reminds us that as humans we must speak out for those who are oppressed. We must speak out against hate. We must speak out against the unjust. We must feel empathy for our fellows, before it is too late.

The U.S.A. never was, is not and was never intended to be an all white, all Christian, all heterosexual nation.

Therefore we decided to just post that famous quote here…

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.”

 

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6 thoughts on “Speak out

  1. Think of all those who cannot speak, out of fear of retribution, intolerance, bigotry, death.
    We must be their voices, as others have been ours when we could not speak.

  2. This is an extremely important and timely message. … just like it was in 2012. And 2008. And ’04. And so on, all the way back to Truman v. Dewey. I even remember how Reagan was going to set up concentration camps in 1980 … and again in 1984; I guess it was something he was getting around to.

    This is an awful lot of fretting so soon after Fearsome’s screed against worry.

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