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First They Came... by KeldBach First They Came... by KeldBach
Title inspired by the famous poem of Martin Niemöller

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out —
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out —
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out —
Because I was not a Jew.

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

Background image courtesy of the Dutch National Archive, modified by me.



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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank YOU Mr. Einstein.
For weeks I have been making art which means something............most of the time I am villified for this!
I do 'posts' on my profile page....at least I am not staying silent.
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017
And you're doing a great job in your group too, Jenny. Thanks very much for the request :rose:
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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank YOU.........we try BUT so hard to get more watchers. I request about 20/30 images a day but very few 'watch' or accept. :kiss:'sss
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017
Perhaps you should add a few words to your requests. People might not be aware of how things work in this group.

I really enjoy watching it - so much inspiration to find there. Keep up the good work, Jenny :hug:
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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
I do sometimes when I reply and usually when we do our Journals........some people do watch when I say something but I don't want to be pushy!

I am so glad to hear this :dance:
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KATZENSAFT Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016
that is a really good colorization
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016
Really good indeed. However, I didn't do it. I only extended the background to make room for the text :)
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:icononlytheghosts:
OnlyTheGhosts Featured By Owner May 26, 2016
Pity that guy was a fraud. He probably plagiarised that line as well.
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:iconmihtimak:
MihTimak Featured By Owner May 19, 2016
I do not agree with him because those who only watch do nothing, so they will not destroy anything - simply you may not count on them, do not think them your possible friends.
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DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner May 17, 2016
IRW - First the Socialists came for the non-Socialists, Then the Trade Unionists came for those who refused to join and pay dues, then the True Believers came for the Unbelievers, then the lefties came for the righties and the righties came for the lefties and the whites came for the blacks and the blacks came for the whites and - on into infinity.
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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Professional General Artist
Just 'boxes!' Easier to control....like religion!
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:iconperfectchazz321:
perfectchazz321 Featured By Owner May 17, 2016
Maybe this is why we need to vote.
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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Professional General Artist
Exactly!
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:iconsegura2112:
segura2112 Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Love Thank You
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:iconmsxmaryx:
MsXMaryX Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Great Albert Einstein! I love you so much❤
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SenpaiTurboblaze Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
That is completely and utterly true.
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:icondorenna:
dorenna Featured By Owner May 17, 2016
I love uncle Albert's sayings.
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:iconsajuukkuujas:
SajuukkuujaS Featured By Owner May 17, 2016
In humanities past "good" has constantly fought against "evil" result? A hellotta mass of blood over the entire planet...

so yeah...
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:icondiehard300:
DieHard300 Featured By Owner Edited May 17, 2016
Few times humanity has really fought evil. Most of the time they were just calling others "Evil" just to justify their own Evil. The few times that humanity really fought evil the world really made steps to be a better place.
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beenablossom Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Yup. And the thing is our perception of evil is the other person's perception of good. If wars have been fought to kill off 'evil', then the 'evil's' family have suffered and they've planned to kill off the ones that killed their family and destroyed their habitat. These fights will never end. Not unless someone changes the system. And there are few wise people in the world that can do that. But good people are never promoted. But instead of being just another person with the negative shit and no hope, I'd say that let's not wait for the superman/batman, but let's instead make superman/batman (;
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DieHard300 Featured By Owner May 17, 2016
If we have different's perceptions of good and evil is because humanity never cared about Objective truths, they only care about their personal Subjective Doctrines.
For example, Homosexuality:
Objective truth: It doesnt hurt anyone, let it be.
Subjective Doctrines: Some think it's bad, so they are going to hurt people in order to impose their subjective preferences.

The Objective truth is that a different sexual orientation have nothing to do with anything more than the personal life of each individual, doesnt matter if you dont like it, for the sake of coexistence you must let it be. That should not be a problem to undertand for anyone but  Subjective doctrines turns something that is not a problem into a global scale problem.
There's not problem to define what's Good or Evil, is just that way too many people Dont care about what's really good or evil, only about what they Like or not.
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:iconjankisminimus:
jankisminimus Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Evil begats evil. Our supposed first act of evil was wanting to know.
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DieHard300 Featured By Owner May 17, 2016
Wrong, our first act of evil was not wanting to know because it was easier that way.
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jankisminimus Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmm... Indeed, I guess.
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Michawolf13 Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:thumbsup:
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner May 17, 2016
Thank you :)
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Midn1ghtcat Featured By Owner May 17, 2016
well done
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner May 17, 2016
Thank you :)
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DannyAndYoko Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
Some say, evil prevails when good men fail to act.
What they should say is, evil prevails...

OR

As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil,
then their good become indistinguishable from the evil they set out to destroy...
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner May 17, 2016
Exactly :thumbsup:
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Gnome64 Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
A bit frightening.... 
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bls35mm Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
WELL done and WELL said!

bls35mm
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner May 17, 2016
Thank you very much :)
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:iconshazzz999:
shazzz999 Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
Long live ALBERT EINSTEIN. S
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner May 17, 2016
At least his spirit is very much alive :D
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:iconshazzz999:
shazzz999 Featured By Owner May 17, 2016
Indubitably. S
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:iconsmokingsnake71:
SmokingSnake71 Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
this made me feel kinda guilty :/ last week a coup d'état happened and i just watched through the TV
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner May 17, 2016
Don't feel guilty because of that. At least you realised a coup has taken place (in Brazil, I assume). The mainstream media calls it a 'political transition' which sounds much more innocent ;)
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SmokingSnake71 Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
idk what's worse the media or the new "president"
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner May 17, 2016
It's a war against the BRICS countries in general, and against Russia/China in particular. Your new 'president' used to be a CIA agent. That's how The Empire Strikes Back if you don't toe the line. Be prepared for more of this in the future. 
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SmokingSnake71 Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah maybe it is ! We're the biggest rivals of NATO and the European Union (nothing agaisnt Europe my family came from Europe) i'm kinda of afraid about this, not because he cheated to get in the leadership but because we may face a war agaisnt most of South American countries (Venezuela, Uruguay, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru), honestly they can't beat Brazil but it will destroy millions of lives, billions of dollars in military expansion, creating a larger crisis than the actual
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KeldBach Featured By Owner May 17, 2016
That's exactly the policy of the US Empire: to destroy countries that doesn't obey Uncle Sam's order. Just look at the mess they made out of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and now Syria. A war in South America, as you described, would be a terrible thing. Instead you ought to stand together against the US Empire. And luckily, you have Russia and China to support you. Here's another article you might like to read: Hybrid War Hyenas Tearing Brazil Apart. Crossing my fingers for Brazil :peace:
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SmokingSnake71 Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Nice article ! thank you !
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