Dare to be different

Ajith P. Perera, Chief Organiser, Bandaragama, UNP – අධිනීතිඥ අජිත් පී. පෙරේරා, ප්‍රධාන සංවිධායක, බණ්ඩාරගම, එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂය

Then they came for the JOURNALISTS, and I didn’t speak up

Posted by Ajith on July 2, 2008

First they came for TAMILS, and I didn’t speak up,
because I wasn’t a TAMIL.

Then they came for the BUDDHIST MONKS, and I didn’t speak up,
because I wasn’t a BUDDHIST MONK.

Then they came for the JOURNALISTS, and I didn’t speak up,
because I wasn’t  a JOURNALIST

If they come for me tomorrow, by that time
WILL THERE BE ANYONE LEFT TO SPEAK FOR ME?

[Apologies to Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) who wrote the original First they came... about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power and the purging of their chosen targets, group after group.]

 

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2 Responses to “Then they came for the JOURNALISTS, and I didn’t speak up”

  1. Pradhan Ranagala said

    MAHINDA STOP THIS!!!this is a warning.hurting innocent people,hurting monks,hurting journalists.Hey Mr.President are you insane?Are you trying to become another Mervin Silva.Is this your parties vision and mission?

  2. sam said

    Hey.. You forgot the Sinhalese part – They came for Sinhalese too! In Big time.

    Only one still left is politicians and CJ. Should we speak up about them! Hmm.. no. Fu*k em!

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