Monday, September 29, 2008

Niall's Voice - Speak Out

I just came back from Washington D.C., it was great, being involved in the political process. If I am not part of the solution, then am I part of the Problem? Hillary Clinton spoke to us she was amazing, brought tears to many. I went to the Holocaust Memorial Museum, so sad, informative and moving, yet also so relevant for today. I saw why we must never forget. I edited the Header on my blog to reflect beliefs that have come to the surface, because after going to the Holocaust Museum I realized that me speaking out, just my one voice, is necessary. The saying attributed to Martin Niemoller, which I had heard many times, touched my heart in a new way. Millions were persecuted and annihilated systematically. Not just Jews, but homosexuals, Jehovah Witnesses, and anyone who didn't agree with the state government, they were murdered. So many people didn't speak out, they thought it didn't affect them. We know how that story ended. Is it over?

5 comments:

Heather said...

Thank you for visiting the Holocaust Museum Neil. I'm glad you were moved to action by it.

Heather Ratcliff
hratcliff@ushmm.org

Neil said...

Thank you, it was humbling.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

i so love my junior Senator from NY...

jeannerockaway said...

I have visited the museum myself, but I was there (D.C), for a protest, so I didn't get a chance to take it all in. I remember being "disturbed", and I should go back for the full experience. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Peace.