America :(

There are no words. So I’ll leave you with these for today.

 

“First they came for the Communists, and I did not speak out—

Because I was not a Communist.

 
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.”

 
~ Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984)

 
[Early supporter of the Nazis, later imprisoned for opposing Hitler’s regime.]

14 Comments Add yours

  1. RJ says:

    There are no words. Shocked.

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    1. Nara says:

      So sad. And angry.

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  2. Courtney says:

    I’ve got nothin’

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    1. Nara says:

      Me neither. (Although it turns out I did have quite a lot on FB!)

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  3. I read that quote last night and I had tears in my eyes. This is exactly what I am fearful of. It’s just not okay.

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    1. Nara says:

      It’s horrific. I can’t believe we are living in such times.

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  4. sewingbutterfly says:

    Well said!

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  5. It’s disgusting and saddening and I am grieving today. However, Hillary did win the popular vote, which means the majority of Americans do not want him and his racist bullshit. This makes me believe we can hopefully stop him from bringing on the end of days.

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  6. MrsD says:

    That quote has been going through my head nonstop for the last month. Today was really hard. One of my students, who is Latino, said “I’m not afraid of Trump, I’m afraid of the people who voted for him” and that he’s afraid to go to his white friends’ houses for fear their parents won’t like him. Hearing that brought me to tears 😦

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    1. Nara says:

      Oh wow. I can imagine. It’s true… I think voting for Trump has somehow legitimised being racist, sexist, homophobic, disablist… It’s mind boggling to me that he could do all those things and still win. 😞

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