came ..." is a famous statement and provocative poem
written by Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the cowardice of
German intellectuals following the Nazis' rise to power and the
subsequent purging of their chosen targets, group after group. Many
variations and adaptations in the spirit of the original have been
published in the English language. It deals with themes of persecution,
guilt and responsibility.
The best-known versions of the speech are the poems that began
circulating by the 1950s The United States Holocaust Memorial
Museum quotes the following text as one of the many poetic versions of
First they came for the Socialists, and I did
not speak out—
Because I was not a
Then they came for the
Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade
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 is the one by Pastor Martin Niemoller
that was borrowed to make an excellent point (American
First they came for the baker and I said nothing because I was not a
Then they came for the photographer and I did nothing because I was not
Then they came for the institution of marriage, but I was not married.
Then they came for the girls' bathrooms, but I was not a girl.
Then they came for the tolerant in the name of tolerance, but I didn't
Calling themselves progressives, they seek to destroy progress.
They rewrite history to control the future.
They have deformed the Constitution into a suicidal playbook.
Their appointed justices say the Constitution is a living document.
But if the Constitution is living, then it is dead.
They have replaced Jeffersonian Individualism and free enterprise with
the Leviathan State.
They have employed Keynesian madness to enslave future generations.
They steal from the worker through taxing his wages and give it to
those who vote for a living.
Voter fraud is justified as a means to end. Nothing is beneath
They disarm the law abiding to make victims defenseless against the
Before, they came for the Jew, but now they also come for the Christian
and Western Civilization itself.
Yet they protect the illegal alien and Muslim immigrant hordes.
They shame our cultures and our borders but theirs are sacrosanct.
They tell us it is our fault that we are blown up and beheaded.
They prey on the humane and decent and use their humanity and decency
They brandish pseudo phobias as both spear and shield.
Shouting for racial justice, they incite racial hatred.
Failing incitement, they fabricate hoax incidents of hate against
themselves for attention and sympathy.
Shouting for reproductive rights, they dismember the unborn in child
sacrifice to their god, Moloch.
The claim privacy protection for the abortion mills but not to prevent
close quarters with a cross-dresser.
They crusade on campus to enslave free minds and enforce conformity to
an ideological assimilation of attitude.
They attack Judeo-Christianity with religious fervor yet worship at the
altar of secular atheism while embracing Sharia.
They strive to enslave the people of the planet in the name of saving
They foment panic of plant food while ignoring data of epochs past.
They use the sirens' song of entertainment media to demoralize,
desensitize, and dumb down.
Now I see the truth as the scales of my public education and trusted
media fall from my eyes.
Yet now the twin tides of the nihilist and the zealot ooze forth to
pillage and rape.
Pillage of my culture and rape of women because they are daughters of
the infidel or maybe just because their skin is white.
They feel entitled through self-esteem though they are retarded from
generations of ideological inbreeding.
They demand charity for merely existing and reparations for something
that never happened to them.
Left, thy name is hate. Yet with gnashed teeth they call us the
haters because we hate what they are doing to all that we love.
They wage guilt and gall.
They worship mayhem and madness.
They bond in a cult of duplicity and death.
Oppose not this sacrilege at your own peril.
Pacifism in the face of evil is the greater evil.
W. R. Wansley is a former
assistant to the Republican National Committee and for the last 30
years has been an investment adviser. He writes occasionally from
(Via Stu Tarlowe and his faithful Indian companion Scoonge'to)