And Then They Came for the Morons

Reacting to:

I realize that Pastor Martin Niemöller's famous poem is invoked far too often, but hear me out for a minute.

After the passage of the health care reform bill in the US House of Representatives a few days ago, Members of Congress have been receiving threats from various nutjobs who wish ill on them and their families for having perpetrated this hideous crime on the American people.

If these anonymous idiots had been equally as vocal about, say, the passage of the Patriot Act, they might today be facing a government with far less tools at its disposal to violate their privacy to find them.

Of course, this invocation of Niemöller is flawed in that I'm certainly not speaking up for these clowns. So maybe I'm next.

By: on 25 Mar 2010

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 they're the ones who might

 they're the ones who might be coming for you, unfortunately.

Because of my pretty face?

Because of my pretty face?

 no silly - because you're

 no silly - because you're not a crazy nutball.  that's the 'they' who always come after everyone else in these situations.

you can define 'crazy nutball' in different ways but here i mean it as random rightwing fascist populists.

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