A Joke That Has Gone Viral In Every Sense Of The Word
Many of you know that I have taken a vow of Facebook silence with regards to political and social opinions. It has made my FB page a much happier place to be. However, I realized this morning that I cannot remain silent about Trump. Treating him as a joke is no longer an option. After the David Duke debacle, I realized that the man is dangerous.
I saw this picture this morning and realized that there are parallels with Adolph Hitler. Because of that, I can NOT, in good conscience, remain silent. We are in danger folks. This is no longer funny. The quote in the picture paraphrases a very powerful quote about Hitler. It opened my eyes.
The above quotation should sound ominously familiar. It is based on one of the most powerful quotes ever written about Hitler and Naziism.
From the Holocaust Encyclopedia:
Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.
Martin Niemöller is perhaps best remembered for the quotation:
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.