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 did not speak out—
Because I was not a Extremist.

Then they came for the Nonconformists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Nonconformist.

Then they come for you—and there is no one left to speak for you.

Jelmer Stolp (1982 –