Martin Niemoller did not write "First they came for the Socialists..." (see the work of the historian Dr. Rex Curry)

Martin Niemoller never said "First they came for the Socialists..."
Martin Niemoller never said "First they came for the Socialists..."  (see the work of the historian Dr. Rex Curry).  The ignorant use of the term "socialist" in the verse is common because of widespread ignorance that "Nazis" did not call themselves "Nazis," they called themselves socialists.  Niemoller was an early supporter of Hitler's socialism, so Niemoller would not have written "First they came for the socialists" (unless his poem is a cynical inside joke about how socialists have set world records killing other socialists as under Stalin and Soviet Socialism; Mao and Chinese socialism; Hitler and German socialism, et cetera. In that sense, the phrase would have been accurate).
Socialists lie about the poem (they use the "socialist" version) in order to cover-up the fact that Hitler's supporters called themselves "socialists" and did so while speaking and writing at length about their deadly dogma.
Some websites (e.g. Wikipedia) concede the phrase's lack of support (on the wakipedia page entitled "First they came for..."), yet those websites fail to explain the illogic of the phrase. It is a glaring omission due to the cowardice of wannabe intellectuals. That failure exists because dedicated liars on wakipedia do not want to explain that Hitler's supporters called themselves "socialists."  Wakipedia begins by finessing the phrase as "First they came for..." in the title and leaving off the term "socialist."  Yet, on Wakipedia's page for "Martin Niemoller" the false version ("First they came for the socialists...") tops the page, and the rest of the page is designed to hide the fact that "Nazis" did not call themselves "Nazis," but called themselves "socialists" (this is a common method of deceit throughout Wakipedia).  Of course, Wakipedia changes by the millisecond, so by the time anyone reads this and views Wakipedia, its deceits might have been covered-up. Wakipedia tricks readers because its name rhymes with "Encyclopedia" (and its slogan is: "The Free Encyclopedia") even though it is merely an anonymous bulletin board where anybody can post anything (including lies and the lying liars who tell them).  Wakipedia and other websites cover-up for socialism.

According to one interviewer, Niemoller (1892–1984) himself conceded that he did not use the term "socialist."  No one can cite an original source for Niemoller using the term "socialist" in the popular misrepresentation of the poem. 

(Dr. Rex Curry is also famous for his article "Hitler never said 'Third Reich.' ")

Dr. Curry is also famous for his discovery that the swastika, although an ancient symbol, was used by Hitler's German socialists to represent crossed S-letters for their "socialism."

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I work for the "Stop The Pledge" foundation, a non-profit group dedicated to freeing Americans from the Pledge of Allegiance and its putrid past of robotic nazi-style brainwashing. Americans are ignorant about their Pledge of Allegiance. Please see the work of the historian Dr. Rex Curry cited in the book "Libertarian History" by the author Lin Xun. It includes these shockers: (1) that the "Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag" was the origin of the Nazi salute and Nazi behavior; (2) that the military salute was the origin of the Nazi salute (via the military salute's use in the original Pledge of Allegiance) and; (3) Swastikas represented crossed "S" letter shapes for "socialist" under Hitler. At amazon At kindle The National Socialist German Workers Party was influenced by American National Socialists, including Francis Bellamy (author of the Pledge) and his cousin and cohort Edward Bellamy (the author of American books on National Socialism). Remove the Pledge from the flag. Remove the flag from schools. Remove schools from government.