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Re: Who is next? (re Jim's subpoena)



Could you mean this....

                First they came for the Communists,
                  and I didn't speak up,
                    because I wasn't a Communist.
                Then they came for the Jews,
                  and I didn't speak up,
                    because I wasn't a Jew.
                Then they came for the Catholics,
                  and I didn't speak up,
                    because I was a Protestant.
                Then they came for me,
                  and by that time there was no one
                    left to speak up for me.

                by Rev. Martin Niemoller, 1945.



William J. Hartwell wrote:
> 
> This ran through my mind this morning before I was totally awake. Maybe
> somebody can help me with the original author of this....
> 
> When they came for Kevin Mitnick I said nothing. After all he was a big
> time hacker and I wasn't a hacker so I did not speak up.
> 
> When they came for Jim Bell I said nothing. He was a criminal and I am not
> a criminal so I didn't speak up.
> 
> When they came for Toto I said nothing. Surely he was nuts and I am
> completely sane so I didn't speak up.
> 
> When they came for Jim Choate I said nothing. He runs a cypherpunks mailing
> list and I don't manage any lists so I didn't speak up.
> 
> When they come for me who will be left to speak up?
> 
> This is a poor paraphrase of the original but I wonder if it is something
> that we may be saying here in the U.S. soon?
> 
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