First they came …

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.

Martin Niemöller (1892–1984)

First they came for the Terrorists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Terrorist.

Then they came for the Extremists, and I frowned but did not speak out—
Because I was not a Extremist.

Then they came for the Nonconformists, and I protested—
Because I was a Nonconformist.

Then they come for us all—and there’s already not enough left to speak for us.

Jelmer Stolp (1982 –