First They Came

First they came for the Communists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Communist
Then 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 out for me — Martin Niemöller

We all know what happened on Friday. We all know that Roe versus Wade has been overturned by the Supreme Court.

We all saw it coming in advance but it’s still painful and infuriating.

If you’re not afraid, you have not been paying attention. If you think this won’t affect you or someone you care about, think again.

They are coming for Obergefell.
They are coming for contraception.
They are coming for voting rights.
They will not stop.

We’re in this for the long haul. Ten to one I won’t be alive when this mess is even close to halfway fixed; this is a marathon, not a sprint so prepare accordingly.

But do not forget: just because you’re not at the top of the list doesn’t mean you’re not still on the list. You are. They will come for you and everything you hold dear. Remember that.

Buckle up because it’s going to be an extremely bumpy ride.

About Silverwynde

I'm a Transformers fan, Pokémon player, Brewers fan and all-out general nerd. I rescue abandoned Golett, collect as many Bumblebee decoys and figures as I can find and I've attended every BotCon--official and non--since 1999. I'm also happily married to a fellow Transfan named Prime and we were both owned by a very intelligent half-Siamese cat, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 16, 2018. We still miss him. But we're now the acting staff of a Maine Coon kitty named Lulu, who pretty much rules the house. Not that we're complaining about that.
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