Are You Next?

I shudder to think who is next…

“First they came for the communists,

and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist. 

Then they came for the socialists,

and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a socialist. 

Then they came for the trade unionists,

and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionists.

Then they came for the Jews,

and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew. 

Then they came for the Catholics,

and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Catholic. 

Then they came for me,

and there was no one left to speak for me.” 

– Martin Niemöller 

Alternate ending…

Then they came for our prenatal brothers and sisters, 

and I didn’t speak out because I was already born.

Then they came for our elderly,

and I didn’t speak out because I was young.

Then they came for me,

and there was no one left to speak for me.

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