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Martin Niemoller / jesus.ge

I have stayed away from political issues on this blog because I just wanted it to be fun, but it’s getting increasingly difficult for me to keep my opinions to myself. And no matter what I would write, it could never be as eloquent as Bridget’s personal history and comments on The happy Quitter!

PLEASE do take the time to read her grandfather’s story and her commentary. And here is the actual quote that is parodied in the little cartoon in the picture of Trump. It is inscribed in The Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. If this madness continues, any one of us might find ourselves saying the same thing…

FIRST THEY CAME POEM

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 Niemoller, a prominent protestant pastor in Germany who refused to sanction Hitler’s actions. He spent the last seven years of the war in a concentration camp.

Please go read Bridget’s blog…

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old picture hitler gruss r This is not my Grandfather, just another brave gentleman.

My Grandfather died 1963, just a few months before I was born. We never met, but I know him well. His pictures were everywhere in our home and my Grandmother talked about him a lot. She made sure that he was present, even though he wasn’t around.

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