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First They Came For The Socialists….

It can be said that history is doomed to be repeated if we do not remember the lessons of the past. During World War II, Martin Niemoller, a well known Protestant Pastor, was not shy about speaking out against the Nazis. His most famous quote is as follows:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

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.

One of Albert Einstein’s most famous quotes is not about science, but about human beings and how we treat each other.

The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of people who are evil, but because of people who don’t do anything about it

President Obama seems to have his head in the sand when it comes to the reality of the world that we live in.

I fear for our world and our children with this man in the White House.

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Lesson NOT Learned

“The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm, but because of those who look at it without doing anything”- Albert Einstein

Earlier this week, the world was horrified when gunman, who according to witnesses were Islamic militants, killed a dozen people in the Paris office of the magazine Charlie Hebdo. Yesterday, gunman, also reported by witnesses to be Islamic militants, rushed into a kosher supermarket, holding hostages and killing 4 people.

In the days leading to World War II, the Allies gave the Sudetenland to Nazis to appease them and hopefully prevent another war.  That didn’t go as planned.

We need to take a stand NOW. We need to tell these people that they CANNOT do what they have been doing.  Just because they do not agree with someone does not give them the right to kill and destroy. I am tired of turning on the news and seeing that more people are dead or dying because of terrorism.

Lesson not learned.

 

 

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