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Uncategorized – Active Mind http://www.activemind.com wonderings on liberty, learning, beauty, the past, present, future...on life Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:15:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.9 First They…Submit Your Own Poem http://www.activemind.com/2012/08/first-they-submit-your-own-poem/ http://www.activemind.com/2012/08/first-they-submit-your-own-poem/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2012 18:37:25 +0000 http://www.activemind.com/?p=510 Continue 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?

Post it to the comments section or send it in via email (see contacts page).

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.

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First They Came For…Links http://www.activemind.com/2012/08/first-they-came-for-links/ http://www.activemind.com/2012/08/first-they-came-for-links/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2012 17:16:06 +0000 http://www.activemind.com/?p=505 Continue reading ]]> The following links provide more detailed information about Martin Niemöller and his famous poem:

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About First They Came For… http://www.activemind.com/2012/08/about-first-they-came-for/ http://www.activemind.com/2012/08/about-first-they-came-for/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2012 13:23:11 +0000 http://www.activemind.com/?page_id=452 Continue 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 creeping tyranny 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.

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‘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/ http://www.activemind.com/2007/11/reborn-wins-best-interior-in-moviestorm-domestic-drama-01-competition/#respond Wed, 21 Nov 2007 05:00:55 +0000 http://www.activemind.com/?p=378 Reborn has won the Best Interior award in the MovieStorm – Domestic Drama 01 competition.

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Active Mind Studios Releases First Animated Short – ‘Reborn’ http://www.activemind.com/2007/11/active-mind-studios-releases-first-animated-short-reborn/ http://www.activemind.com/2007/11/active-mind-studios-releases-first-animated-short-reborn/#respond Tue, 13 Nov 2007 05:00:38 +0000 http://www.activemind.com/?p=375 Continue 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.

View Reborn

Find out more about the story and philosophy behind Reborn

Find out more about the technical aspects of Reborn

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