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The Failure to Speak Up Against the Nazis – history repeats itself

“First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists, but I was neither, so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew so I did not speak out. And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me.”

Martin Niemoeller

Today can it be rewritten?

First they came for the former sex offenders, but I was not a former sex offender so I did not speak out.  Then they came for the former arsonists but I was not a former arsonist so I did not speak out.  Then they came for the meth producers but I was not a meth producer so I did not speak out.  Then they came for the animal abusers but I was not an animal abuser so I did not speak out. Then they came for the financial thiefs, but I was not a financial thief so I did not speak out.  Then they came for the drunk drivers, but I was not a drunk driver so I did not speak out.  Then they came for thieves but I was not a thief so I did not speak out.  Then they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me.”  

In addition to the 50 states that publicly shame sex offenders, five states including California require registration for arson. Minnesota, Illinois and six others maintain lists of methamphetamine producers. In Indiana, a public website lets visitors use Google Maps to find the location of homes that have been used as meth laboratories. Tennessee requires registration for animal abuse— something nine other state legislatures are debating. Florida law requires registration by anyone convicted of a felony of any kind for up to five years after completing the sentence.

And now Utah is publicly shaming financial thieves. Read more about it here.

https://www.womenagainstregistry.org/page-1730788/3904384

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