Skip to comments.They went after cigarettes, I didn't care, now they are going after bake sales.
Posted on 05/08/2012 10:37:51 AM PDT by DallasBiff
I'm paraphrasing a Catholic Bishop during nazi Germany, who basically said ,they came after the Jews and I didn't care, and now they are coming after me.
They’ll take my glazed pumpkin and raisin cookies out of my cold, dead hands.
They went after Sarah Palin and the GOP did not care....
Thatz the way the cookie crumbles....
I believe it was a Lutheran pastor (Neimoeller?) that said it but I could be wrong....
I wish they would come after the parents who bring little Johnny’s order form to work so we could all order that over priced popcorn and chocalate.
The useful-idiot, bake-sale school ladies get what they deserve —their own medicine.
Personally, I won’t be happy until they close all the schools.
You really should do the entire thing,,Include childrens lemonade stands
Bonhoeffer was a Lutheran, so shut up and eat your broccoli!
It’s time we got back at the Libs.
How about a massive use tax on condoms to help fight AIDS?
“First they came for the communists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.
” Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
” Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew.
” Then they came for me
and there was no one left to speak out for me. “
Martin Niemöller was a German pastor and theologian born in Lippstadt, Germany, in 1892. Niemöller was an anti-Communist and supported Hitler’s rise to power at first. But when Hitler insisted on the supremacy of the state over religion, Niemöller became disillusioned. He became the leader of a group of German clergymen opposed to Hitler. Unlike Niemöller, they gave in to the Nazis’ threats. In 1937 he was arrested and eventually confined in Sachsenhausen and Dachau. His crime was “not being enthusiastic enough about the Nazi movement.” Niemöller was released in 1945 by the Allies. He continued his career in Germany as a clergyman and as a leading voice of penance and reconciliation for the German people after World War II. His statement, sometimes presented as a poem, is well-known, frequently quoted, and is a popular model for describing the dangers of political apathy, as it often begins with specific and targeted fear and hatred which soon escalates out of control.
Did not care? The GOP was ecstatic. Quite a few FReepers included.
I'm sorry, I'm Cathlocentric and only thought that only Catholics had Bishops.
BTW. to make obama and michelle mad, I love to eat peas and broccoli with a good steak.
“They went after cigarettes, I didn’t care, now they are going after bake sales.”
Some of us cared. I can remember back in the 90s here in Minnesota when attorney general “Skip” of the Humphrey Dynasty bravely took on Big Tobacco in the name of Public Health. You know, the guy who, along with former Clinton Democrat/kinda sorta Republican Norm Coleman, famoulsy lost his gubernatorial bid to freaking Jesse Ventura. You know, the same Norm Coleman who lost his senate bid to freaking Al Franken (Lord, what a state!). We’ve had to sit through deacades of awful “target market” commercials painting tobacco companies as at least pirates and at worst Hitler ever since.
I and everyone like me knew it foretold all sorts of New Prohibitions, not to mention socialized medicine. Many, many predicted the enivitability of fatty food bans. Oddly, other states got around to it first.
When they go after my frostee, they’ll be no one left to speak up.....
“Its time we got back at the Libs.
How about a massive use tax on condoms to help fight AIDS?”
You let your comedy get away from you. If condoms are more expensive less people will use them, though not have sex less. Not that libs understand supply and demand, but we’re supposed to.
Not to worry, I got the Lutheran bishop responsible for the quote wrong. I always confuse those two. Martin Niemöller appears to have been the right answer. Now I’ll take 18th century English Quakers for $500 Alex.
You’re injecting logic in here.
Think like a liberal.
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