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    Shout it from the roof tops

    I like Germany
    I like the Germans
    I have friends there
    I worked for a time near Frankfurt
    And I visit Berlin often
    Itís my favourite European city
    They are nice people
    Friendly and welcoming
    They share our hopes
    And our aspirations
    We are so alike
    We have always been alike
    Well almost always
    There were dark days
    When they were seduced by evil
    And let themselves down
    So what happened?
    What infected this nation?
    This nation so like ourselves
    How did the madness take them?
    Why did they become inhuman?
    Why did they set a new benchmark?
    In their inhumanity
    Why did the good people not rise up?
    And oppose the evil
    Why did they fail to stop it
    Were the jews so bad
    So unworthy of pity
    Too worthless to be considered
    For whatever reason it happened
    They let it happen
    The worst of them profited by it
    The best of them turned a blind eye to it
    But they were all guilty
    And after the war
    I think they felt the guilt
    But they feel no guilt now
    Now they try to hide behind a lie
    Pretending it wasnít really that bad
    There were just a few bad men
    And they are gone now
    The Americans exaggerated everything
    There were isolated incidents
    No more than that
    Letís speak of it no more
    Lest we offend Islam
    Well Islam should be offended
    As it was the Turks of the Ottoman empire
    Who taught their German allies
    The meaning of Holocaust
    When they annihilated the Armenians
    I say lets speak of it
    Letís never stop speaking of it
    And if offence is caused, then so be it
    If it prevents its like
    From ever happening again

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    In Germany they first came 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 was a Protestant.

    Then they came for me —
    and by that time no one was left to speak up.
    Pastor Martin NiemŲller

    But, really, which of us would have spoken up when the cost of that would have been our own death?

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