The Beast's Economic System

This used to be part of my signature:
"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." Pastor Martin Niemoller (1892-1984)

There have been variations of the quote since 1946. Neimoller, was a Lutheran pastor, anti communist, who originally supported Hitler until Hitler began pushing the state over religion. He was put in concentration camps in 1937 and was freed by the Allies in 1945.
I would say that it is an earlier mea culpa or apology. The Vatican role of helping Nazi murderers to escape punishment was hidden and the rationale for why they did so is unclear.
 
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And I hope post #261 isn't taken as a castigation of Catholics as a whole....I grew up with Catholics, was/and am best friends with, married one. I have problems with their leadership - things they say and have done but I don't paint the whole church and individual members with the same brush. I think of Catholics as fellow Christians.
 
That is because Hitler promised them money. And appealed to their pride.
Same things as Judas was brought down by when Satan entered him.
 
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