Tuesday, January 16, 2018

A Relevant Quote

I got into a senseless argument with right-wingers on the deportation of that 40 year old father of three kids who had been in America since he was ten years old.  I stretched it a bit by saying the Homeland Security officers who escorted him out were like death camp guards, who fell back on the excuse they were just following orders.  It did remind me of that famous quote,

 "First 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 for me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just a bit over the top there isn't it? You are comparing the deportation of people who are here illegally to being placed into a death camp? All of the people who are currently in this country illegally have had ample opportunity to go through the process of immigration. I am far from being a "right winger" but I do have lots of problems with people who come here illegally and think they have the "right" to stay just because they have escaped deportation for some arbitrary number of years. This does a significant disservice to those who have taken the time and spent the effort to go through the legal immigration process.