For Those Who Say Nothing!

Posted: 15 March, 2017 in Comment, Life, Politics, United Kingdom

With all that is going on both in the United Kingdom and United States with governments which are openly blaming the immigrants for the woes of the country and calling those for no fault of their own are poor, disabled and mental ill scroungers, a drain on society even sub-human.

All this supported by a extreme right wing media and establishment who enforce these ideas with stories and propaganda which openly tell lies pushing aside the high ideals of media of being impartial especially in the case of the United Kingdom’s press including The Sun, The Times and the Daily Mail to name a few.

This is very much like Hitler’s 1930’s Germany during which his National Socialist Party did the exactly the same to the poor, disabled and mentally ill marginalising them as members of society. They also blamed the immigrants and Jews for all the ills for society and the economy, though now they target the Muslims rather than Jews.

Those who do not see the similarity are either blind or hiding their heads in the sand oping it is not happening again. All this regardless since the voting in of Mr Trump as President in the United Kingdom and Brexit vote here in the United Kingdom the extreme right wing parties, called Alt-Right in the United States, now openly state their xenophobic, homophobic and hate filled views openly on the media and started to be accepted by people who really should know better.

But the worse people of all in this process much as in 1930s Germany are those who say nothing when they know what is happening is wrong as by saying nothing when they could of done nothing they make themselves no better than people who are spreading hate.

In 1930’s there was a prominent Protestant pastor called Martin Niemöller who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps who is remembered for a famous quote which was valid then and it is now in our current situation.

The quotation goes as follows:

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.

This should be a sobering reminder to those both in the United Kingdom and United States who say nothing that saying nothing now is not the right thing do!

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