Tuesday, April 08, 2008

A Counter Culture of Courage

I read this article on Desicritics.org about a Madhavi Kapoor who wanted to sell her flat in Pune and found that her efforts were being thwarted because her buyer was a Muslim. You can read the whole article here.

From this article, I came to know about a poem by Martin Neimoller which goes thus :

They came first for the Communists and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist
Then they came for the Jews and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew
Then they came for the Trade Unionists and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Trade Unionist
Then they came for the Catholics and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Catholic
Then they came for me and by that time, there was no one left to speak up!!

2 comments:

  1. Yea... Moral is speak up even if you are not affected. That might cause a lot o trouble.. but... what the hell...

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  2. If you are scared of "trouble" then I guess its better to take all the punishment you can and follow dogma. Keep swallowing

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