Sunday, June 14, 2009

First They Came...

Adolf HitlerImage via Wikipedia

This is a poem by Martin Niemoller. It sums up how we need to stand together to fight tyranny whether we agree or disagree with one another.

When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.

Then they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
I did not protest;
I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,
I did not speak out;
I was not a Jew.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out for me.


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8 comments:

Bungalow Bill said...

We have a new Hitler in North Korea--a Hitler with nukes.

blackandgoldfan said...

We can thank Jimmy Carter for negotiating that. Dutch would've blown Kim Jong Il off the map for half the crap he's done.

Left Coast Rebel said...

Words of wisdom, scary but true when you take the worst ideologies to their inevitable conclusions.

blackandgoldfan said...

My hope by posting this was to give people food for thought. Our time to take a stand is coming fast.

Andrew33 said...

It looks like my Weimar posts are influencing the blogs. That is the Best B-Day present I could ask for. In the 1930's nobody saw Hitler coming except Churchill who was out of favor with the English progressives. Now we see Hitlers popping up as if the Earth was a Nazi Chia pet. Israel will act soon or they will experience a very warm day with a few (mushroom) clouds. Obama will do everything he can to stop them, the question is will he use our planes to shoot down an Israeli strike fore headed for Iran?

blackandgoldfan said...

Hope your birthday was a good one! I would hope if he orders our planes to deter an Israeli strike that our brave men and women would stand on principle and refuse.

Andrew33 said...

Think about this, our military swears to uphold the Constitution, correct? what if Obama crosses one too many lines. Does the military have a plan in place to fix things?

blackandgoldfan said...

The brave members of our military DO swear to uphold and defend the Constitution.

In looking through my pocket Constitution (that I got from heritage.org), it, unfortunately in this case, gives power over the military to the President. The issue,in this case, would then become the eligibility argument. Being that we know Obama is not eligible to serve as President, that would be the only argument a soldier could make for not following a direct order in this case. Don't know if you read my post on "The Little Issue That Could". I don't think that argument is going away anytime soon.

The only other option would be for Congress to bring impeachment proceedings against Barry. Should Congress sway in 2010, there's a chance. But I'm not sure there are enough true conservatives in Congress to do that.

The very best we can do is pray that this nation wakes up and starts heading back on a path the founding fathers blazed based on freedom and moral,Christian principles.