“They came first for the communists
and I didn’t speak up —
because I wasn’t a communist.

Then they came for the Jews
and I didn’t speak up —
because I wasn’t a Jew.

Then they came for the trade unionists
and I didn’t speak up —
because I wasn’t a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Catholics
and I didn’t speak up —
because I was a protestant.

Then they came for me —
and by that time
no one was left to speak up.”

–Pastor Martin Niemoeller

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I’d been looking for this for a while and couldn’t remember how it went and then came across it randomly while looking for Malkavian hints and tips.

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