Mary Arline (queen_of_kithia) wrote,
Mary Arline
queen_of_kithia

Neimoller 2020

I'm sure everybody reading this is familiar with the poem First They Came... by Martin Niemoller. I've taken the liberty of updating it for the 21st Century and certain current events:

In America, they first came for the Muslims, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Muslim.

Then they came for the Mexicans, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Mexican.

Then they came for the climatologists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a climatologist.

Then they came for the GLBT community, and I didn't speak up because I was neither gay, lesbian, bisexual, nor transgendered.

Then they came for me--and by that time, no one was left to speak up.


--All of us, circa 2020
I'm sending this to my congresspeople. No one's ever going to accuse me of not speaking up.
Tags: world turned upside down
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