Quite frequently, I engage in conversations with other bloggers on the internet by making comments on stories in the Huffington Post.  I like doing that because it is one way of publicizing beliefs that would never be publicized by Corporate American owned and controlled news media.

Tomorrow is the recall election of the John Birch Republican governor of Wisconsin, Gov. Walker, and today I had a lively discussion on the internet.  Since Gov. Walker was and is financed by the John Birch Society Koch brothers and Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney has called Gov. Walker a hero, I consider tomorrow’s recall election the most important news there is, today.

Gov. Walker, since he was elected has, with the help of his John Birch Society Republican legislators, has made government employees’ labor unions and collective bargaining, illegal in Wisconsin and against the law; Walker eliminated labor unions as a lawful assembly for government workers.

It is therefore legitimate for me to say that Walker and his John Birch Society Republicans, ‘came for the trade unionist’ to destroy them.

Therefore, in my comments, I compared Walker and his John Birch Society Republicans to the Nazis, as defined in this famous poem:

“THEY CAME FIRST for the Communists,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist.
THEN THEY CAME for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
THEN THEY CAME for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew.
and by that time no one was left to speak up.”
Rev. Martin Niemöller.

When other bloggers replied to my comment and complained about my comparison, I simply told them to not address their complaints to me, but instead address their complaints to Rev. Martin Niemöller, who knew a lot more about Nazis and their persecution of labor unions than I do, and I was only quoting Rev. Martin Niemöller; Personally, I just know about Republicans and unions.

Honestly, the poem of Rev. Martin Niemöller has always stirred me emotionally, as a human being and as a trade unionist; I have never felt it necessary to be shamed by being a trade unionist and the thought of my person being illegal in the State of Wisconsin is both offensive and scary.

It is obvious that Walker and the Republicans are proud of persecuting labor unions, so why should they object to being a subject of Rev. Martin Niemöller’s poem?  Yes, I know, I know!

Rest in peace, Rev. Niemöller; I love and admire you.

I wonder, do the members of the Republican Party sleep well?

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