Friday, October 30, 2009

First they came for the 9/11 Truthers, and I did not speak out--because I believed the official story;

Then they came for the unemployed, and I did not speak out—because I had a job;

Then they came for those who had lost their homes, and I did not speak out-because I had my home;

Then they came for the working class poor, and I did not speak out—because I wasn't poor;

Then they came for the peaceful protesters, and I did not speak out--because I didn't protest;

Then they came for the middle class, and I did not speak out—because I was not part of the middle class;

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

3 comments:

  1. Even more true now than it was when it was written 60 or 70 years ago.

    I just came across a similar piece that I posted a few years ago. I am considering pulling it up and redoing it but .. after I do the dishes.

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  2. India's Mahabharata is 2300 years old and the longest book in the world. If you have never read it this one verse sums it up nicely.

    "Yudhishthira has a vision of the age to come: "I see the coming of another age, where barbaric kings rule over a vicious broken world, where puny fearful hard men live tiny lives, white hair at sixteen, copulating with animals, their women perfect whores, making love with greedy mouths. The cows dry, trees stunted, no more flowers, no more purity, ambition, corruption, the age of Kali, the black times."

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  3. barbaric kings rule over a vicious broken world, where puny fearful hard men live tiny lives, white hair at sixteen, copulating with animals, their women perfect whores, making love with greedy mouths. The cows dry, trees stunted, no more flowers, no more purity, ambition, corruption, the age of Kali, the black times."

    Sounds like a description of Nancy Pelosi's family Thanksgiving.

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