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First they came for ….

January 4, 2017 - 16:14 -- Admin

First they came for Aboriginal people
And I did not speak out
Because I was not Aboriginal

Then they came for asylum seekers
And I did not speak out
Because I was not an asylum seeker

Then 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 pensioners
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a pensioner

Then they came for Centrelink recipients
And I did speak out
Because I was a Centrelink client

Then they came for me
And there was no one left
To speak out for me

Adopted from Pastor Niemöller’s famous ‘First they came for’ poem or a version of it.