3 Jun 2009 e8johan   » (Journeyer)

Remember

As China blocks, let's remember.

Democracy is not chaos, it is wealth. Wealth to the soul as well as to the body and society. Churchill put it nicely into words: "Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time."

For all of us enjoying the luxury of being able to speak, organize, move and express ourselves freely, I have a small poem (cannot find the name of the author, comment if you know it).

In Germany 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.

Syndicated 2009-06-03 06:04:00 from Life of a Developer

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