Letter to the Editor

When will they come for you?

Sunday, October 14, 2018

To the editor:

To paraphrase Martin Niemoller, a German Lutheran pastor who spoke out against Hitler and was thrown into a concentration camp; first, they came for the poor, and I did not vote, because I was not poor. Then they came for the undocumented immigrants, and I did not vote, because I was not an undocumented immigrant. Then they came for the people of color, and I did not vote, because I was not a person of color. Then they came for the women, and I did not vote because I am not a woman. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.

If you are white and middle class, you probably donít think this warning applies to you. In 1930ís Germany, the Jews, Communists and incurable patients did not think it applied to them either. The powers that run this country, Wall Street banks, Russian oligarchs, the Koch brothers etc., they know who votes and who doesnít. Do not speak out, do not vote and one day they will come for you. And then there will be no one to speak for you.

David Clark

Tullahoma