diamond geezer

 Wednesday, October 20, 2010

» First they came for the quangos,
And I did not speak out because they're a bunch of squandering bureaucrats who perform no useful function.
» Then they came for the students,
And I did not speak out because I got through university when it was free so stuff them.
» Then they came for half a million civil servants,
And I did not speak out because there are 172 civil servants who earn more than the Prime Minister and that made me very angry.
» Then they came for the police,
And I did not speak out because I'm looking forward to committing more crimes and not getting caught.
» Then they came for the BBC,
And I did not speak out because Rupert has repeatedly assured me that the BBC are evil leftie wastrels.
» Then they came for the armed services,
And I did not speak out because I never thought they were all heroes anyway.
» Then they came for mummies on child benefit,
And I did not speak out because anyone earning 44K a year can always cut back on au pairs and tapas.
» Then they came for the arts,
And I did not speak out because a couple of DVDs on a Friday night is all the culture I need.
» Then they came for council tenants,
And I did not speak out because only losers live in council houses and I am not a loser.
» Then they came for rail subsidies,
And I did not speak out because I can drive there cheaper.
» Then they came for my pension,
And I did not speak out because I'm not going to be old and poor for ages.
» Then they came for the community centre round the corner,
And I did not speak out, although I'll miss the Spanish evening classes, and the jumble sales they used to run were good, and my nan went there a lot, and I guess they kept those annoying kids off the streets.
» Then they came for the benefit cheats,
And I did not speak out because anyone on benefit is a cheat in my book.
» Then they came for my local hospital,
And I did not speak out because I'm not planning on being ill any time soon.
» Then they came for the bankers,
And I said Oi! No! Bankers perform a crucial role in our economy and their obscene bonuses must be protected at all costs.
» Then they came for my children's future,
And I did not speak out because they can jolly well make their own way in life.
» Then they came for all the projects the last government started,
And I did not speak out because the entire global crisis was Gordon's fault.
» Then they came for the public sector,
And I did not speak out because the private sector can easily absorb half a million unemployed losers on part-time minimum wages.
» Then they came for something fundamental,
And I did not speak out because "we simply can't afford it".
» Then they came for the welfare state,
And I did not speak out because I'd forgotten what life was like before we had one.
» Then they came for my next-door neighbour,
And I did not speak out because cuts aren't a problem when they happen to someone else.
» Then they came for me,
And by then mine was just another livelihood on the bonfire and nobody gave a damn.
» And then they smiled, state rolled back, job done.

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