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

I typically don’t post on the weekends but I feel and overwhelming need to do so in light of the events of the past week.

In response to all the people that say “Do your research!” regarding refugees, ISIS, and other tragic world events. I’m assuming this statement suggests that if I read whatever it is you’re reading, I will agree that being fearful (or “proactive” or “protective of my country”) is the correct course of action. I strongly disagree. 

I refuse to remain silent on these matters. History has a way of repeating itself and the current cultural narrative related to Muslims scares the shit out of me.

A friend of mine posted this on social media and it gave me pause:

“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out,
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out,
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

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