…there was no one left to speak out for me. – Martin Niemöller

First they came for the communists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left to speak out for me.

  • Martin Niemöller

‘All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing’ – attributed to Edmund Burke
(but see here – http://tartarus.org/martin/essays/burkequote.html)

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