Tuesday, February 01, 2011
The Need to Speak Up Against Injustice!
In Germany they first came for the Jewish Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jewish Communist -- although I did have a few red shirts in my closet. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew -- technically speaking. Then they came for the people who eat at Chinese restaurants -- and I didn't speak up because I don't eat at Chinese restaurants. I'm too assimilated. Besides, I'm allergic to MSG. Then they came for the people whose best friends were Jews -- you know the type, "Some of my best friends are Jews" -- and I didn't speak up because my best friends are, in fact, anti-Semites, not Jews. Then they came for me, a half-Jewish asymptomatic paranoid schizophrenic — and by that time no one was left to speak up.