Monday, July 2, 2007

Video Activism: I did not speak up and now I wish I had.

In honor of our law and order president, I think I will post this.

I'm still trying to figure out who created it. I'm not even sure what language the subtitles are in. The message, however, is unquestionable.

There is a link on the Google host to but that leads to an empty GoDaddy Link. There are also multiple other links attached to it including:

There are multiple YouTube entries, myspace entries, and lord knows what else of this video but nobody I have found yet claims to have made it.

Maybe they really did come for him. . . . .


zenbeer said...

The subtitles are in Dutch. This is a modernization of this 1934 poem:


When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.

-Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) [about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power and the purging of their chosen targets, group after group.]

Plisko said...

Yes I knew it was a remake of the original poem, I like the way they modernized the context. And my Dutch friend is going to kick my ass for not recognizing it.

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