Once upon a time it was easy to know who the good guys were. They were the people who were dying and going to prison defending free speech. They were the ones who stood up and said what needed to be said regardless of the consequences to themselves and we ,of course, respected and admired them because of this. But things have changed -things have changed a lot since then.
Once upon a time we all knew who the good guys were. They were the people who were dying for what they believed in. Now the only people making sacrifices , huge personal sacrifices to the point of risking their own lives are the ‘ racists ‘ , ‘fascists’ and bad guys. Once upon a time we all knew who the good guys were. They were the ones who stood up and spoke the truth no matter if people wanted the truth or not. They were the ones who were presecuted and ostrasized but stood their ground because it is never easy to stand up for the truth , for what is right , they understood that doing the right thing was never popular….
But things have changed ……
This man is going to be murdered , and he will not be the first democratically elected politican to be murdered for critizing islam. Politicians , artists , film makers , journalists have been murdered for saying what this man says. This has happened many times before and will no doubt happen again . But something has changed……you see , in the past every anti fascist would have stood shoulder to shoulder with such people – they would have considered it their duty and honor to do so……but things have changed. Things have changed terribly…….
Once upon a time we all knew who the fascist were….they were the ones who tried to silence free speech , they were the ones who murdered elected politician and journalists and anyone else to dared to question their fascist ideology. But things have changed. Yes , thing indeed have changed. It is getting dangerous to say anthing that questions the New European Order. It is not a good time to be an honest journalist. No , this is not a good time to be good….This is not a good time to hope or dream great dreams. This is a time to be quiet …..this is a time to be quiet and careful , very very careful of what you say. This is a time like no other ….This is a time to keep your mouth shut and to look over your shoulder ….
No , this is not a time to dream – this is a time to weep.
…….and to remember…..there will be a time to bare witness.