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.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Powerful.
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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