Skip to comments.First they came for Israel, then they came for America . . .
Posted on 02/07/2006 5:18:22 AM PST by SJackson
In 1945, the anti-Nazi German pastor Martin Niemoller wrote the following:
"First they came for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up, because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak up for me."
This famous statement can be updated for Europeans:
First they came for Israel, and we didn't speak up because we weren't Jews. Then they came for Lebanon's Christians, and we didn't speak up because we weren't Maronites. Then they came for America, and we didn't speak up because we weren't Americans. Then they came for Sudan's blacks, and we didn't speak up because we weren't Sudanese blacks. Then they came for us, and by that time there was no one left to speak up for us.
As long as Muslim demonstrators only shouted "Death to America" and "Death to Israel," Europe (and the rest of the world's Left) found reasons either to ignore the Nazi-like evil inherent in those chants (and the homicidal actions that flowed from them) or to blame America and Israel for the hatred.
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I think American conservatives are very aware of this.
But they ARE finding out that they are coming for Europe!
But now, because of their rigtheous skewed judgementalism about Iraq, they now have to much pride to say publically "oops, maybe something does have to be done about this!"
This seems just a tad understated, like describing excruciating agony as mild discomfort.
Europe will just try to buy them off will greater welfare payments.
I've found that Niemoller's statement can be paraphrased to fit any group we wish to build sympathy for, especially since the "They" part is wholly open ended.
This article makes me think more and more of Anne Coulter's admonition to "convert them all to Christianity".
WAKE UP EUROPE!!!
Where's that cartoon of the Islamic wolf?
Actually in Europes' case it's "First they came for Israel, and we didn't speak up because we weren't Jews....and we don't like them anyways so to hell with them! We'll give the Arabs a Mulligan for that!"
"The West has given more significance to the myth of the genocide of the Jews, even more significant than God, religion, and the prophets...."Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
The Holocaust Chronicle ~
"Palestine is the wrong name for their State. It should be called Anarchy."FReeper sgtbono2002
"Then let's wait and see what the Arabs do after they take Gaza. There's nothing like Arab reality to break up a Jewish fantasy."FReeper Noachian
A student told his professor he was going to "Palestine" to "fight for freedom, peace and justice,"Orwellian leftist code words that mean "murder Jews."
The Nature Of Bruce ~
Oh well,if nothing else,at least we understand each other just that bit more clearly.
That's the one. Very nasty. Thanks a lot
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