“First they came for….freedom?”

“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.”[1]

This famous poem by a German clergyman, Martin Niemöller, was written after the second world war as a reaction to the cowardice of the intellectual class, including the author himself, in the face of Nazism in Germany before and during the second world war.

The irony of this poem is the first two victims of the Nazi murder machine named in the poem are now the ones baying for the blood of dissidents, right here in the UK.

Socialists and trade unionists in the UK are the cheer leaders for purging the “far right” from the pubic square and eventually silencing them by any means[2] one of the most vocal enemies of freedom of speech in the UK Paul Mason. Mason suggested that the Tory government deploy the UK equivalent of the  “Stasi” against a legitimate political party and protest movement, in June last year the hard left extremist Mason wrote these chilling words.

“Stop pandering to the agenda of the racist right; be honest with the British people that hard Brexit was a chimera; deploy the full panoply of security measures to deter and monitor the violent projects of the racists. For clarity, unlike many on the left, that means I am in favour of state suppression of fascist groups.”

Who was mason taking about, when he called for state suppression of the racist right? The crazed terrorists of national action? The neo Nazi rump of the national front?

No, he was talking about UKIP and concerned veterans and football fans who were taking to the streets to protest about terrorist attacks, organised racist rape gangs and the lack of justice for the victims of the Birmingham pub bombings of the early 70s.

Mason goes on to call for peaceful political demonstrations to be “confronted” what does Paul mean by “confront” I think we all know exactly what he means by confront, we have seen the escalating violence of the far left and Islamists groups in recent days.

So called “Milkshaking”[3] soon gave way to bottles and bricks[4]

Why does it matter what Paul Mason said last June and why should we care what Paul Mason thinks or says?

We should care because of who Paul Mason is and who he is connected to

He finished his piece with a call to unity among “progressives” (progressive today is code for left wing cultural Marxists and open borders fanatics)

“The progressive half of Britain needs a narrative to overcome this threat: ……. groups like the DFLA.

For the purposes of argument, I include Theresa May, Boris Johnson and Sajid Javid in the progressive half of Britain and ask them: faced with the developments outlined above – stop pandering to right-wing nationalism and xenophobia and start fighting it.”

Of course, Mason wrote these words well before the last days of May the fact that he saw her as an ally is not just a damming indictment on the lying ex-Prime Minister, but on the entire Tory establishment that has been infiltrated and subverted by the far left so called “progressive agenda.” It is interesting that Mason includes the favourite of Tory Brexiteers, Boris Johnson in his rogue’s gallery of Tory “Progressives”.

I suppose it all shows the left got one thing right. “Never trust a Tory!”

Of course, the sorry state of affairs we find ourselves in now is only made possible because good men do nothing to stop it!

The Poem could now read.

“First they came for freedom of speech and I said nothing – because I couldn’t be bothered to speak.” It is time for good men to make their voices heard.


[1]First they came …” is the poetic form of a prose post- war confession first made in German in 1946 by the German Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984)

[2] https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2018/06/ukip-s-turn-alt-right-warning-sign-we-need-fight-back

[3] https://www.cbc.ca/radio/day6/abandoning-the-people-s-party-drake-gets-dragged-postmedia-s-politics-milkshaking-high-cuisine-and-more-1.5147118/milkshaking-is-now-a-verb-and-the-latest-tactic-for-confronting-the-far-right-1.5147150

[4] https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/18/eggs-bricks-thrown-clash-tommy-robinson-rally-9597908/

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