Saturday, August 9, 2014

First They Came . . .

     A few of my Facebook friends have been asking me why I have started posting political things. For a long, long time I didn't.  Nothing political, nothing religious, just going along to get along, and not offend anyone. Strictly PC all the way.  Matter of fact, it wasn't simply on Facebook, but in my everyday life as well.  Offend no one. That was the mantra.  Then one day, out of nowhere, the words of the famous Martin Niemoller poem occurred to me. The more I thought about it, the more I realized I simply couldn't stay silent any longer. We live in a world fraught with dangers, and in a Country we are losing.  Simply put, in my humble view, the greatest danger to the United States right now is the swarming of illegal aliens into this Country. A virtual invasion. Even if one discounts the incredible damage done in terms of the crimes, drugs, disease, terror, and so forth that comes with this flood, the balance of power between the two major political parties is going to be forever upset. Given driver's licenses, cash, housing, and voting rights, this segment of the population can pretty predictably be counted on to vote for the Democratic Party - the party of "free stuff."
     Sadly, it is also the party of liberal thinking; a combination of lemmings and ostriches--only taking their heads out of the sand long enough to jump off a cliff.  One thing for them to make the leap, another for them to want the rest of us to make the jump with them.  Conservatism equals common sense, and it is one of the most uncommon things in the world.
     The other great threat to the World today, and indeed to our survival as human beings in the rise of Islamic terror. By this I do not mean the millions of peace-loving Islamic American citizens.  I mean the ones that want to blow us up, cut off our heads and raise their Islamic flag over the White House, as they recently promised to do in a video.  The ones that want to exterminate every single living Jew on the globe, and the ones that to kill Christians as well.  This is an army of Orcs, and unless we do something, one day soon they will be in the streets of every city in America. It is a coming war between the West and an enemy with a mind-set and world view of the middle-ages, combined with the weapons of the twenty-first century.
     First They Came . . . is a statement and provocative poem written by Niemoller (1892-1984) about the cowardice of German intellectuals following the Nazis' rise to power and the subsequent purging of their chosen targets, group after group, after group (from Wikepedia).
     It goes like this:
                                   First 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 the Jews, and I did not speak out--
                                   Because I was not a Jew.

                                   Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me.

     So . . . sorry Facebook friends, and other friends as well.  Unfriend me if you will.  The time for speaking out is here--and indeed long past.  When my day comes, I don't want to leave this World never having spoken out against Evil--because make no mistake, that is exactly what it is.

     No more middle-of-the-road.

     Because, walking down the middle of the road . . . well, that is where you get killed.

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