By John CameronSpecial to Intelligentsiya
(Intelligentsiya comment: This commentary by lawyer John Cameron expresses exactly the sentiments behind Intelligentsiya. The military is doing its thing - stamping its authoritarian control in all areas of government. That may be good, it may turn out to be bad. But what we're more concerned about is the campaign of intimidation - the military telling us what not to say, what not to think. We must vigourously resist attempts to kill our freedom of conscience, freedom of opinion, freedom to differ. If we remain silent in the face of army intimidation, before long, we will be like the frog in the pot.)
When the Nazis came for the communists,I remained silent;I was not a communist.
When they locked up the social democrats,I remained silent;I was not a social democrat.
When they came for the trade unionists,I did not speak out;I was not a trade unionist.
When they came for me,there was no one left to speak out.