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It's Time To Resist The Rising Tide Of Fascism

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Last updated 8/12/2020 at 4:31pm



Seventy-five years ago, Lutheran Pastor Martin Niemoeller reflected on the rise of fascism in his native Germany.

“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.”

Niemoeller’s lament can remind us that we remain silent to our own peril about the dangers of the authoritarianism that...



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