Fascism Coming To America (starting with Wisconsin)

by Ben Hoffman

First they Came

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 (1892–1984) a German pastor and theologian who was anti-communist and initially a supporter of Hitler

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