Speak Up!
Today there was piece in the Michigan daily which had some facts right and an argument that has too many holes. I feel there are too many unecessary extrapolations and some grave misconceptions.Read Article. Well to come up with a convincing argument I had to some homework on the facts. The truth as always is obscured by the rhetoric and each one's own personal agenda. It becomes difficult to see the difference between black and white after the sophistry.
So far it has been an interesting afternoon so far as I visited R.S.S Website and also the the Bajrang Dal. I was impressed by the Sarsangchalak's speech. Not all right but it was much better than I expected. While randomly surfing I found the Niemoller quote. I read it for the first time in Boston at the Holocaust memorial. This one is made of glass pillars and has random numbers on it denoting the concentration camp numbers. It is hauntingly beautiful.Anyway its time to speak up.

Als die Nazis die Kommunisten holten, habe ich geschwiegen;
ich war ja kein Kommunist.

Als sie die Sozialdemokraten einsperrten, habe ich geschwiegen;
ich war ja kein Sozialdemokrat.

Als sie die Gewerkschafter holten, habe ich geschwiegen,
ich war ja kein Gewerkschafter.

Als sie mich holten, gab es keinen mehr, der protestieren konnte.”

Martin Niemöller

“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.”

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