Stand by Me

When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we’ll see
No I won’t be afraid, no I won’t be afraid
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

First they came for the communists,
and I did not speak out–because I was not a communist;

Then 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 out for me.

Martin Niemoeller
Protestant minister and concentration camp survivor