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wonderings on liberty, learning, beauty, the past, present, future...on lifeWed, 14 Feb 2018 14:47:00 +0000en-UShourly1https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.10First They…Submit Your Own Poem
http://www.activemind.com/2012/08/first-they-submit-your-own-poem/#respondFri, 17 Aug 2012 18:37:25 +0000http://www.activemind.com/?p=510Continue reading →]]>Sorry, submissions have been temporarily suspended.
Have an idea for a poem that will fit with the theme of the other First They… poems?
I’ll review it and if it’s a good fit and looks like one that came from a stock photo site like EyeEm then I’ll add it to the site. You’ll get full credit and a link back to your web site or blog if you have one.
Please only submit poems that are your own work. If you find someone else’s poem on the web just post a link in the comments or send me an email and I’ll link to it.
http://www.activemind.com/2012/08/first-they-submit-your-own-poem/feed/0First They Came For…Links
http://www.activemind.com/2012/08/first-they-came-for-links/#respondFri, 17 Aug 2012 17:16:06 +0000http://www.activemind.com/?p=505Continue reading →]]>The following links provide more detailed information about Martin Niemöller and his famous poem:
Spartacus Educational – Another extensive page that includes a biography of Martin Niemöller as well as some history about the different versions of the poem.
Christian Ethics Today – More discussion on some of the versions of the poem that are in circulation and their validity.
]]>http://www.activemind.com/2012/08/first-they-came-for-links/feed/0About First They Came For…
http://www.activemind.com/2012/08/about-first-they-came-for/#respondFri, 17 Aug 2012 13:23:11 +0000http://www.activemind.com/?page_id=452Continue reading →]]>The poem First They Came For… originates from speeches given by Pastor Martin Niemöller many times in different forms during the Nazi’s rise to power and throughout their rule. There is no one official version. It changed over time and for different audiences. The specifics are less important than the message.
It’s a timeless and poignant warning about the dangers of vinyl fence and the need to stand up for the rights and liberties of everyone – including those with whom you disagree and those who are in the minority, you shouldn’t let people walk over you, last time I heard how someone wanted to get scooter from scooter electrique and everyone around just started to say how it was a bad idea.
It’s a reminder that:
Liberty cannot be divided
You cannot pick and choose pieces of liberty
You cannot deny one person a liberty of which you do not care without risking those liberties which you hold dear
You must defend the rights of all or sacrifice your rights and those of your children
If you want a physical reminder – a shirt, a poster, a bag – consider one of the items for sale on the right.
This message should never be forgotten.
]]>http://www.activemind.com/2012/08/about-first-they-came-for/feed/0First They Came For…Variations
http://www.activemind.com/2012/08/first-they-came-for-variations/#respondFri, 17 Aug 2012 13:19:41 +0000http://www.activemind.com/?page_id=449Continue reading →]]>The poem changed over time. Pastor Niemöller appeared to tailor it to his audience, removing some groups and adding others.
For more variations on the theme and in the spirit of First They Came For… please see the First They… ebook.
]]>http://www.activemind.com/2012/08/first-they-came-for-variations/feed/0‘Reborn’ Wins Best Interior in MovieStorm Domestic Drama 01 Competition
http://www.activemind.com/2007/11/reborn-wins-best-interior-in-moviestorm-domestic-drama-01-competition/#respondWed, 21 Nov 2007 05:00:55 +0000http://www.activemind.com/?p=378Rebornhas won the Best Interior award in the MovieStorm – Domestic Drama 01 competition.
]]>http://www.activemind.com/2007/11/reborn-wins-best-interior-in-moviestorm-domestic-drama-01-competition/feed/0Active Mind Studios Releases First Animated Short – ‘Reborn’
http://www.activemind.com/2007/11/active-mind-studios-releases-first-animated-short-reborn/#respondTue, 13 Nov 2007 05:00:38 +0000http://www.activemind.com/?p=375Continue reading →]]>Reborn – One man’s struggle with his accelerated learning of how power corrupts and his choice on how to deal with it – has been released. Reborn is the first animated short I’ve ever done and is my entry into the MovieStorm – Domestic Drama 01 competition.
MovieStorm is a complete animated movie creation package that allows one person or a small group of people to create sophisticated animated movies. You can find more information on the MovieStorm About Page.