Niemöller Redux

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out —
Because I was staying in my lane.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out —
Because I did not want to derail the positionality of the discussionality.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out —
Because Mcebo Dlamini says they’re devils and, I mean, he speaks for Wits students
And also did you see that thing on Facebook about how the Rothschilds rule the world
And are basically funding genocide pretty much everywhere?

Then they came for me – and there was no one left to speak for me
But that’s OK because I’m really awful so I probably deserve to be
Put up against a wall.

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3 comments

  1. And after that they flung all that nuclear treasure at each other to prepare this long suffering planet to start all over again with a clean slate and a lesson learned.

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  2. We are too distracted by petty things to pay attention and students who have grown up with the distraction don’t know why they need to study the history of boring dead people. To learn we must be aware and we must value our awareness.

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