First He Came
First he came for the immigrants, and I did not speak out, or spoke too quietly-
by Doug Lane
Because I was not an immigrant.
Then he came for the Muslims, and I did not speak out, or at least, did not speak loudly enough—
Because I was not a Muslim.
Then he came for the non-whites, and I did not speak out, or spoke too softly-
Because I was white.
Then he came for LGBT's, and I did not speak out, or spoke too softly- -Because I was straight.
Then he came for Medicare and Social Security and I did not speak out but merely griped- -Because I had other insurance.
Now he's coming for the law itself- -Because he thinks he's above it. Maybe I'll put a bumper sticker on my car saying "No man is above the law." Or maybe I won't.
He's always come for the women- -But I didn't take a stand....because I'm a man.
On his first day he came for democracy....And replaced it with autocracy. And I've lost lots of sleep, but scarcely made a peep.
He's coming for all that is true- -Because there is no truth in him. And I'm stupefied.
Soon he'll be coming for me.....and you. The question is, what will we say and do....so that won't come true?