Wordless Wednesday and Quote of the Week: Stand up against injustice

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The above picture went viral in the past few days, it shows a Russian girl called Olga Misik, she sat  in front of riot police reading the Russian constitution. She read aloud the passage, which affirms the right to peaceful gatherings during protest in Russia for a free election process. She quickly become symbol for Russian resistance and her picture become symbolism of courage against injustice.

This picture reminded me of the following quote by Martin Niemöller, where the majority of people unlike this girl are afraid to speak up or stand up against injustice and oppression:

First they came for the Communists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Communist
Then 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 out for me.

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    • That’s an excellent quote Rob!! Thank you for bringing to my attention. This quote is still relevant today; those fools that Churchill talked about are only delaying their destruction

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  1. Powerful picture, I didn’t see it before now, I’ve been so inactive lately but this girl is so brave!
    Read this quote before and it’s really amazing! We should speak out whenever there’s injustice regardless the party and their opinions, injustice will always be injustice, but unfortunately it’s not the case…
    Thank you for sharing 👍😊

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    • I don’t think this picture went viral in Lebanon, so that’s why you probably you didn’t see her, I really hope you enjoyed your vacation.
      The quote is so powerful. There is injustice everywhere maybe we should learn to defend the weak and victims on the small scale for example like workplace, the neighborhood, we should speak up every time we see something wrong or injustice going on

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