We are each familiar with Martin Niemoller’s famous quote (even though he likely never said those actual words), so there’s no need to reprint it here.
Niemoller’s quote came to ‘Puter’s feeble mind as he mulled over the Democrats’ latest “fair share” soak-the-rich class warfare strategy. The Democrats are betting that Americans are as passive as the early Nazi-era German populace, because the Democrats’ constituency won’t be effected by their “Tax and redistribute” policy. Yet.
‘Puter sees the omens. Elizabeth Warren’s quotation, making the rounds in the blogosphere. The Washington liberal commentariat’s fawning adulation, epitomized by White House stooge E.J. Dionne. The Democrats are going all in on a redistributionist strategy, packaged in the feel good, PC horse-shit wrapping paper of “justice” and “fairness.”
So here’s ‘Puter’s reconfiguration of Niemoller’s quote, which he believes appropriately identifies the looming hazard should we fail to kill this idea now.
First the Democrats came for the Rich, and I did not speak out — Because I was not Rich.
Then the Democrats came for the Wall Street Fat Cats, and I did not speak out — Because I was not a Wall Street Fat Cat.
Then the Democrats came for the my neighbor the Small Businessman, and I did not speak out — Because I was not a Small Businessman.
Then they came for me — and there was no one left to speak for me.
The millions of Americans who are standing idly by, passively permitting the Democrats to redistribute others’ wealth in the name of “fairness,” will awake one morning soon to find that the Democrats have come for their wealth, because there is no wealth left for them to steal from others.
And that, my friends, is what the Democrats are really all about, despite their fervid claims otherwise.