Then they came for me…

​I was inspired to post this on Facebook yesterday by a post from George Takei, about a possible Trump registry for Muslims. 

For those who don’t know, Mr. Takei was in a Japanese internment camp as a very young child along with his family. He sees a possible Muslim registry as a repeat of internment camps; all because some Muslims look like those who commit terror acts around the world. It wasn’t fair in the early days of WWII, and it’s not fair now. Most Muslims I know abhor violent acts committed in Allah’s name. In fact, I believe there is a verse in the Koran that states that if one kills another, it’s as if they’ve killed the whole of humanity.
So I found a poem on the Holocaust Museum’s website that says this: 
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.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— 

Because I was not a Jew.

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

Because this could very easily say this: 

First they came for people of color, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a person of color.

Then they came for the gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgenders and I did not speak out— 

Because I was not gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered.

Then they came for the poets, writers, artists, actors and musicians, and I did not speak out-

Because I was not any of those things.

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

We must speak up against any and all kinds of discrimination and hatred against people who may not look like you, or worship like you. We’re all in this together. 
After all, who will speak up for you when there’s no one left? 

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I’m Stef and this is where it’s @ !~

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