"First they cameâ€¦" is an evocative poem attributed to Pastor Martin NiemÃ¶ller (1892â€“1984) about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power and the purging of their chosen targets, group after group. A similar sentiment evident in today's society. [align=center]When the Nazis came for the communists, I remained silent; I was not a communist. When they locked up the social democrats, I remained silent; I was not a social democrat. When they came for the trade unionists, I did not speak out; I was not a trade unionist. When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out.[/align] More info here.