First they came

First they came for the Anarchists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not an anarchist.

Then they came for Muslims, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not muslim.

Then they came for Black Lives Matter, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not black.

Then they came for the journalists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a journalist.

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

 

After Pastor Martin Niemöller.

One thought on “First they came

  1. And yesterday my North Carolina legislature came for transgender people, gay people, people who make minimum wage.

    There are none of us that won’t be on the chopping block soon.

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