“In Germany, they came first for the Communists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist; And then they came for the trade unionists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist;
And then they came for the Jews, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew;
And then . . . they came for me . . . And by that time there was no one left to speak up.”
Sermons in Erlangen, Marburg, Göttingen and Frankfurt (January 1946), as quoted in Martin Niemöller, 1892-1984 Continue Reading
…In commemoration of World “Left-Handers” Day.
I still remember the hell I passed through in the hands of ignorant and over-zealous primary school teachers just because I was left-handed. I still remember how they will beat me and force me to write with my right hand when I was not naturally meant to do so. I still remember how when almost all my friends in class three and four were writing well and beginning to use pen for the first time, I was now beginning to learn how to write all over again, just because my school teachers will not allow me to write with my left hand. I still remember how I was always scolded anything I presented something to someone with my left hand. Continue Reading