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And then they came for me......

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Submitted by Crusader (Canada), Sep 25, 2006 at 23:38

Silence, appeasement and apathy they say are as much a crime as the crime itself. While the world stands immobilised as these savages carry on their onslaught against the civilized world, I am reminded of the famous poem of Pastor Martin Niemoller with a little variation, which goes as:

When they came for the Jews

I remained Silent

Because I was not a Jew

Then they came for the Communists

And I remained Silent

Because I was not a Communist

Then they came for the Christians

And I remained Silent

Because I was not a Christian

Then they came for the Buddhists and the Hindus

And I remained Silent

Because I was neither a Buddhist or a Hindu

And then they finally came for me

And when I called out for help

There was nobody left to help me.

Unless the world bands together and puts all their differences aside and destroy this menace this will spell the end of civilization.

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