First they came for

This from an Australian retail analyst

http://www.smartcompany.com.au/retail-trends/20110829-online-price-versus-offline-experience.html

With apologies to Martin Niemöller…

First they came for the record shops… and I didn’t mind, because I got a better price and more choice, with greater convenience.

Then they came for the video stores… and I didn’t mind, because I got a better price and more choice, with greater convenience.

Then they came for the bookstores… and I didn’t mind, because I got a better price and more choice, with greater convenience.

What will be next? And will you care about it?

Not being intellectual enough to get the quote I had to Wikipedia it

First they came…” is a famous statement attributed to pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power and the purging of their chosen targets, group after group. The text of the quotation is usually presented roughly as follows:

First they came for the communists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew.

Then they came for me
and there was no one left to speak out for me.

Just saying !

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