First They Came - Pastor Martin Niemoller - A. E. Originals

First They Came ... — Postcard, Notecard, Poster

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“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.”
— Pastor Martin Niemoller (1892 - 1984)

This quote is the thing I think about each day. How each of us has a choice and a chance - to stand up for what is right - in big and small ways. To be willing. To speak up. To honor ourselves by honoring each other - with the courage of our convictions.

About the original art: I painted this piece using acrylics and watercolors. Each letter was drawn and painted using a palette I consider to be pensive. The colors of consequences.

Available as a postcard, notecard and poster. The poster measures 14 by 16 inches.