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.
They they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-
because I was not a Jew.
And then they came for me-
and there was no one left to speak for me.
-Martin Niemöller, on the Nazis and the church and intellectual community's lack of action.