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To: redhead

First They Came for the Jews

First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left
to speak out for me.
Pastor Martin Niemöller

Community and individuality are not opposites. People cannot survive on their own. When the odds are stacked against you, you must rally with the oppressed and hated.

When a growing oppressive regime is taking hold, you must act, otherwise you will soon face your enemy alone and hopeless.

Strength of community is a strength as much as individualism, as long you are willing to face weaknesses in your own community. Ignoring slacking values will mean that you will be rallied against by those you oppress.

Niemöller affirms we must rally against unhealthy organized regimes. We must also stay vigilant with those that appear to be good natured, as all organisation attracts corruption. Niemöller also warns us that if it is you who are corrupt, then you will face a stronger combined force of foe!
Vexen Crabtree

21 posted on 09/05/2011 6:14:45 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Again you distort the issue.

This is not about government coming after certain groups within it’s own country to silence them in order to increase their totalitarian hold on the country and nobody can then oppose them.

This is about a nation’s inherent right to control their own immigration policy.

You have a hard time making apples to apples comparisons, at least on this particular topic.


24 posted on 09/05/2011 6:33:52 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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