Active Mind Books – Active Mind http://www.activemind.com wonderings on liberty, learning, beauty, the past, present, future...on life Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:47:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.10 First They Came For… http://www.activemind.com/am_books/first-they-came-for/ http://www.activemind.com/am_books/first-they-came-for/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2012 13:14:05 +0000 http://www.activemind.com/?post_type=am_books&p=445 A short ebooklet focused on the famous poem First They Came For… written by Pastor Martin Niemöller during WWII warning about the creeping tyranny of the Nazis.

Learn about the poem, it’s many variations, and the man who wrote the words.

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First They… http://www.activemind.com/am_books/first-they/ http://www.activemind.com/am_books/first-they/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2012 13:13:31 +0000 http://www.activemind.com/?post_type=am_books&p=443 Continue reading ]]> A collection of poems inspired by the First They Came For… written by Pastor Martin Niemöller during WWII. The poem warns against the creeping nature of facism and tyranny, and the need to guard against them by defending all whose liberties are violated.

The poems on this site are based on the same structure and spirit as the original but are generally more specific in their subject matter. Most are straight-forward and serious, a few may be funny, and some have a little twist to them. All are warnings.

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