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Sooner Or Later Progressives Will Get Around To You

Richard2692 Wrote: Mar 17, 2013 7:00 PM
First they came for the communists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist. Then they came for the socialists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me. Martin Niemöller
inkling_revival Wrote: Mar 17, 2013 7:13 PM
Yes, yes, we all know the poem. Derek Hunter simply assumed we would all know the reference without his having to quote it; the entire article is based on the motif. I think he was correct.
Winkmeister (Formerly David) Wrote: Mar 17, 2013 9:20 PM
Richard, your twist was self-serving to fit your agenda. It was the Jews, Catholics, etc. You are the taker and so are your progressive minions you mention.
Michael160 Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 2:46 AM
Actually, according to the Holocaust Encyclopedia, http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007392, he said:

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.

It's funny how the first two items on the list are still the chief target of modern fascists, I mean the American Right.
arvamus Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 11:40 AM
You have no idea what fascism means, control by the government of businesses by regulation, just another form of a totalitarian LEFTIST state that erases individual rights. Read Jonah Goldberg's book: Liberal Fascism to be educated and place fascism where it belongs, with you, Obama and all other leftists who want utter control of everything that moves by the state.
Robert97 Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 4:01 PM
Listen to the conservatives, listen to the Tea Party people. They are not the fascists. They want LESS government.

First, they came for the smokers.

No one would argue smoking is good for you. But it’s legal; growing tobacco is even subsidized by the government. Yet, when governments started limiting the right of people to smoke in places public and private, non-smokers did nothing. They didn’t like smoke; they’d heard second-hand smoke was dangerous. Why should they allow owners of private establishments to choose whether those establishments allowed people to engage in a legal – in fact, subsidized -- activity?

Then, they came to “clean up” the healthcare mess. They would take the sick and poor off...