And I did not

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.

~Pastor Martin Niemöller

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2 thoughts on “And I did not

  1. … to be silent in times of regressive politics is to be complicit to the consequence of not speaking up…

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