Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th!

Have a wonderful 4th!  
Please be safe and sane!  
Don't light yourself on fire, take care of your pets, and have fun!

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.

Remember that you have a responsibility to speak out.  You have the responsibility to stand up.  Silence is the least patriotic thing that you can do!

There is a quote from Hermann Goering that defines blind patriotism and I think it applies to our country right now.

“Naturally, the common people don’t want war, but after all, it is the leaders of a country who determine the policy and it always a simple matter to drag people along whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. This is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every country.”

Please don't drink the kool-aid! 

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