Squaring the Circle
First they came for the Disabled, I did not speak out – because I was not Disabled .
Then they came for the Socialists , I did not speak out — because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Muslims , I did not speak out — because I was not a Muslim.
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 unemployed Welsh , I did not speak out – because I am not unemployed or Welsh .
Then they came for me–and there was no one left to speak for me.
Copyright VM Hunt 2014.
I was totally rocked by the news of Ann McGuire’s murder as she taught her class in Leeds, stabbed multiple times by one of her pupils, but as the news unfolded over the days that followed you could almost hear the nation gasp in horror. But this horror and disbelief soon turn to grief when one found out to that she had been teaching 40 years and was due to retire at the end of this school year. As the tributes & flowers mounted by the hundreds on each showing of the TV news, it was clear that she was more than a teacher, to many she was the Mother of the school, the caring, dedicated, nurturing mentor and matriarch of the school. Ann highlighted to me the hundreds of thousands of public employees that go about their essential work in society, across generations, going unnoticed and…
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