Quote of the Day – December 17 2014

Comes to mind when I think about the recent siege in Sydney.

And how quick some were to reject #illridewithyou as ‘white helping’, as patronizing grandstanding by people unprepared to question their own racism.

It’s a start, at least.

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.

Martin Niemöller (1892–1984)

2014-12-17T20:13:14+00:00 December 17th, 2014|My Quote of the Day, Recent posts|0 Comments