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Jon Appleton

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If you think this was an isolated incident, let me paraphrase Pastor Martin Niemoller, "First they came for the music faculty and I did not speak out because I was not a musician. Then they came for the psychologists and I did not speak out because I was not a psychologist. Then they came for the biologists and I did not speak out because I was not a biologist. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me."
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"The Decline of Academic Freedom at Dartmouth College", 20 October 2005.

 
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First the Nazis cameÖ
First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out ó
because I was not a communist;
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because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out ó
because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out ó
because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me ó
and there was no one left to speak out for me.

 
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For the only way one can speak of nothing is to speak of it as though it were something, just as the only way one can speak of God is to speak of him as though he were a man, which to be sure he was, in a sense, for a time, and as the only way one can speak of man, even our anthropologists have realized that, is to speak of him as though he were a termite.

 
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