Lift Up Your Voice

27 02 2012

Martin Niemöller was a Protestant pastor in Nazi Germany.  Harrowing times call for unprecedented courage and social responsibility.  After the war, he spoke about his own failure to speak out against the madness of the Third Reich.

“When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent;
I wasn’t a Jew.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.”

Francis Schaeffer once warned that personal peace and affluence—and lust for these things—would be the undoing of the West.  It is the easiest thing known to man not to get involved with messy things.  That response led to the murder of the six million in Hitler’s death camps, virtually the liquidation of European Jewry.

We cannot afford to be silent in the face of the things that are destroying us here in America.  Our values have been undermined, often by our own apathy and secret agreements with darkness.

You have a voice.  Pick an area to get involved in, for there are many.  Lives and values are at stake.

And speak up!

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