I will be stepping away from the news for a little while to avoid the thought spiral that led to my most recent breakdown, but I just want to say something to anyone who has ever wondered how the atrocities of the past ever happened.
We have been here before, and I am not just speaking about the news coming out of America.
We have been here before. We have seen this happen and we have all sworn “never again.”
This is what again looks like.
First they came for the Muslims, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Muslim.
Then they came for the disabled, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not disabled.
Then they came for the poor, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not poor.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
Adapted from Martin Niemöller’s words