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dedicated to my dear iranian friends, who suffer under a reign of terror

using the old rule: divide and conquer [ تفرقه بینداز و حکومت کن ]

Teni_05.02.2013 (9)

 „FIRST THEY CAME …“ 
 
 
 

First they came for the kurds,

and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a kurd.

then they came for the christians

and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a christian.

Then they came for the baha’i,

and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a baha’i.

Then they came for the students

and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a student.

Then  they came for the ahwazi,

and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t an ahwazi.

Then they came for the yarsani

and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a yarsan.

Then they came for the azerbaijanis,

and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t an azerbaijani.

Then they came for the political activists

and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a political activist.

Then they came for the reformists

and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a reformist.

then they cam for me

and there was no one left to speak for me

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based on the famous ‘FIRST THEY CAME’ by Martin Niemöller,  1946

First they came for the communists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.

Then they came for the socialists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.

Then they came for me,
and there was no one left to speak for me.

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[First they came …   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_they_came_…

- this wikipedia entry hasn’t been translated to persian  .. why? -

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