Its OK. Its Just The Douches At Westboro…

The German anti-Nazi theologian and Lutheran pastor, Martin Niemöller once wrote something that has been very widely reported and often misquoted:

When the Nazis came for the communists,

I remained silent.

I was not a communist.

 

When they locked up the social democrats,

I remained silent,

I was not a social democrat.

 

Then they came for the trade unionists,

I said nothing.

I was not a trade unionist.

 

When they came for me,

there was no one left to speak out.

                                 Translated from the original German webpage source by Google Translate.

Although one could argue we are already seeing this behavior in the way those on the left and in the mainstream media skew their reporting of anything even remotely right-of center and most people are content to let it slide, I really believe that we are witnessing the start of this kind of thing in the United States, today, with the recent “doc drop” on the Westboro Baptist Church.

Now, I have no love for Westboro and their tactics, and seeing people turning up and counter-protesting against and/or shielding those targeted by the Westboro is a great thing, but to disrespect their privacy, especially in response to their plans – not even actions, just plans –  to protest, is just intimidation of them to prevent them from asserting their First Amendment right, which makes the action by Anonymous somewhat terrorist-like in its scope. After all, as I type and publish this blog entry, I keep asking myself, “what’s to stop someone destroying my life, by dropping my docs, just because they don’t like the content of this blog entry?”.

So let me paraphrase Herr Niemöller:

When the they came for the Westboro Baptist Church,

I remained silent.

I was not a fan of Westboro Baptist Church.

Obviously, I’m not being silent, in my little allocation of internet space, as I have written this entry, but we all need to keep not being silent, otherwise, when they came for us, there will be no one left to speak out…

Dudge OH Politics

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About Dudge OH Politics
Former lefty Welshman now a righty American. Loves: family, freedom, liberty, OH & USA.

One Response to Its OK. Its Just The Douches At Westboro…

  1. Where in Christianity is hate-mongering an involved practice? What are Fred Phelps and the WBC afraid of anyhow? Rainbows? Unicorns? A flaming pink queer apocalypse? I attempted to address this with a portrait of the good reverend on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/03/fred-phelps-and-westboro-baptist-church.html Drop in and let me know what you think!

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