Hiltmon

On walkabout in life and technology

First They Came For...

A Modern Version

First they came for the record stores
and I didn't speak out
because I used iTunes online.

Then they came for the bookstores
and I didn't speak out
because I used Kindle online.

Then they came for the technology stores
and I didn't speak out
because I used Amazon online.

Then they came for the grocery stores
and I didn't speak out
because I used FreshDirect online.

Then they came for the restaurants
and I didn't speak out
because I used SeamlessWeb online.

Then they came for the shoe stores
and I didn't speak out
because I used Zappos online.

Then they came for the home-wares stores
and I didn't speak out
because I used Soap online.

Then they came for the stationery stores
and I didn't speak out
because I used Staples online.

Then they came for the drug stores
and I didn't speak out
because I used CVS online.

Then they came for the furniture stores
and I didn't speak out
because I used IKEA online.

Then they came for the newspapers
and I didn't speak out
because I used a web browser online.

Then they came for the coffee shops
and I didn't speak out
because I make my own.

And then there was nowhere to go
and nothing left to do.

The Hiltmon 2014

The Original Version

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me
and there was no one left to speak for me.

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