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The poems meaning is more or less the same as the one posted at the top of the post.

It originated as sort of admission of cowardice from those in power in the face of Nazism taking control of Germany in the pre world war period.

Andrew is drawing parallels between prewar Germany's Elites who stood silently while great atrocities were being committed, and today's current racial situation where a vast majority do nothing because these issues don't affect them, but in doing so they are essentially enablers of the injustice.

So basically to be silent, one sides with the oppressor. Back then it was Nazis, today it's systemic racism.

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_they......

Phew. Are you really implying those who remain silent are racists or somewhat closer to Nazis? that's a dangerous overstatement right there and you should take care.

Notice how my argument began with "we all deserve respect, whether you speak up or not". Even your thinking of "silent = nazis", while delusional, deserves respect.

As written above, people who remain silent are enablers. They are not racist, they are not Nazis. They may actually have very strong feelings against that but by looking the other way for all the reasons they have, they are enablers.

And when you see how whistleblowers are treated, most of us very much prefer to stay silent, and even women who are battered prefer to remain silent. And nobody blames them for that. Because violence is extremely scary.

Andrew is not talking about that though. Andrew says that if you are in a position where the cost of acting is reasonable you have a duty to do so.

Are you really implying those who remain silent are racists or somewhat closer to Nazis? that's a dangerous overstatement right there and you should take care.

This seems like a logically fallacious statement. I think it falls under hasty generalization. (IE the statement has a flaw in reasoning)

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