Homage to Niemöller
First they came for the Arabs, and I was not concerned–
because I was not an Arab;
Then they came for the Mexicans, and I did not speak out–
I was not a Mexican, so I was not concerned;
Then they came for the queers, and I said nothing–
because I was, of course, no queer;
Then they came for the blacks, the natives, the anarchists, the Jews, all kinds of brown people, Asian migrants, and all dissidents,
and I did nothing–
because I was not any of those things.
Then they came for me–
and there was no one left
to stop them.
(~Amitai Ben-Abba, November 2016)