Monday, May 15, 2006

With Apologies To Martin Niemoller....

The government put the terrorists under surveillance, which was fine because I was not a terrorist. Then it put the leakers under surveillance, and I didn't speak up because I was not a leaker. Then it put the reporters under surveillance, and I didn't speak up because I was not a reporter. Then it put me under surveillance. Soon we were all being watched or listened to, and no one dared to speak up for anyone.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who will speak for us? No one??

I've taken the liberty of sending this along to my sentors and congress-people.
Next week I'm sending them each a gift;. "How Would a Patriot Act" by Glenn Greenwald.
Maybe they'll learn something.
What can one do?

5/15/2006 8:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think we're going to have to relearn some painful lessons all over again, unfortunately.

5/15/2006 10:22 PM  
Anonymous scott_api said...

I'm not trying to steal any of TCR's thunder, but I believe I posted this quote here a few months back in regards to a similar revelation about this administration. I've never been ahead of the curve before. It feels kind of itchy.

5/15/2006 11:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was thinking about this quote the other day and finding it very sad that with a little tweaking it applies to much of what is going on in the United States of America in the 21st century.

5/16/2006 8:22 AM  
Blogger Spider said...

Hi All,

To repeat Scott's past post, I'll post the link to the original so that others to read TCR's post can reference.

"First They Came. . "

As I've said, scary times, very scary.

5/16/2006 9:41 AM  
Blogger DED said...

Too few people seem able to connect the dots anymore. This is the point I was driving at in my own blog yesterday. But this was much more concise and since brevity is the soul of wit...

5/16/2006 11:09 AM  

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