AEA representatives distributed flyers to teachers on Monday with the following text:
Please join us at the Robertsdale Park Pavilion to pay tribute to our recently dismissed coworkers and the vital work they performed.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 4:30 PM
All employees are encouraged to wear black to school on this day to show our sense of loss at their departure.
US Holocaust Memorial Museum inscription:
“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.”
Protestant Pastor Martin Niemoller
What does the current financial crisis have to do with the Holocaust? According to this comparison, who would be the Nazis in this case? Speak out or they’re coming for you next.