~ “With the first link, the chain is forged.
The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, The First freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.” Wisdom and warning the first time any man’s freedom is trodden on, we are all damaged.
We think we’ve come so far. Torture of heretics, burning of witches is all ancient history, and then, before you can blink an eye, suddenly it threatens to start all over again.
Villains who twirl their mustaches are easy to spot. Those who clothe themselves in good deeds are well-camouflaged.
Someone like this will always be with us waiting for the right climate in which to flourish. Spreading fear in the name of righteousness.
Vigilance is the price we must continually pay." ~
Interesting that Picard from Star Trek has the words of wisdom showing the thoughts forgotten for us today. We need to be reminded.