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Robert DAH Bruce Donating Member (245 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:08 AM
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Updated Niemuller
First they came for the illegal immigrants. But I was not an illegal immigrant, so I said nothing.
Then they came for the homosexuals. But I was not a homosexual, so I said nothing.
Then they came for the poor, the "unproductive." But I was not poor, I had a job. so I said nothing.

And then they came for America. But America had already ceased to exist.
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:11 AM
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1. Paraphrasing Niemller should be a crime.
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:12 AM
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2. +1. nt
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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:12 AM
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3. +2 nt.
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Robert DAH Bruce Donating Member (245 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:13 AM
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4. So, when they come for ME, you'll say nothing!
:rofl:
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Brother Buzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:49 AM
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5. And never mind Niemller didn't author it...
even though he did change the order (of importance), and did add and drop groups over time.


Niemller might have been one of the first to argue the poem was a strong social tool, a work in progress.
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Robert DAH Bruce Donating Member (245 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:22 PM
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6. I was under the impression it was a Lutheran monk, centuries ago
But when I googled it, Niemuller's was the only name that (over and over) came up,

Do you know who the original poet was? This is an honest question: I'm not being sarcastic.
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Brother Buzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:04 PM
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7. No, but 'attributed' to Niemller is the proper response
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Robert DAH Bruce Donating Member (245 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:32 PM
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8. "Updated Niemuller" is the title of the thread
Based on what you've told me, I do not consider that title inappropriate.
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Brother Buzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:52 PM
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9. I grew up understanding his name was spelled Niemller with an O
With or without the umlaut is proper
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:31 PM
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10. Member is no longer with us.
Locking.
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