Wednesday, 18 February 2015

SILENCE IS A CRIME

SILENCE IS A CRIME 
© Farouk Asvat 

     "The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil,
       but by those who watch them without doing anything.
          ● Albert Einstein

     "The man dies who remains silent in the face of tyranny.
          ● Wole Soyinka

     "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."
          pastor Martin Niemöller

     First they came for the Native Americans,
     and I did not speak out
     - because I was not a Native American.
     Then they came for the Blacks,
     and I did not speak out
     - because I was not a Black.
     Then they came for the Japanese,
     and I did not speak out
     - because I was not a Japanese.
     Then they came for the Muslims,
     and I did not speak out
     - because I was not a Muslim.


© farouk asvat

               SILENCE AGAINST TYRANNY 
               IS A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY. 

work in progress

posted: 18.02.2015

original composed: 2010.

[] Acknowledgements:

Silence Is A Crime  was previously published in:

     www.faroukasvat-piquant.blogspot.com (18.02.2015)

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