Chapter 9. TAKE HORSES TO WATER

"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), POEMINUSHOLOCAUST MUSEUM

Most human beings expect to be led

If you think about it, we learn our earliest lessons by copying the behaviour of our parents or our siblings; when we go to school, we are subjected to detailed instructions from our teachers. It is usually only when we start to reach our late teenage years that we start to be given the opportunity ...

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