Can we find a different poem

So Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez decided to defend her fellow traveler, Congresswoman Ilahn Omar, against Trump’s criticism by invoking the idea that Trump is a Nazi.

I don’t want to get into a deep dive as to why this is beyond both stupid and offensive.

What I want to say is: can we find a new poem to use?  The sentiment by Martin Niemöller hasn’t stood the test of time.

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.

You know what?  Fuck the socialists.  They killed 100 Million people in the 20th Century.

Do not link the socialists with the Jews.

The world would be a better place had more governments come for the socialists.

We’re getting dangerously close to having to come for the socialists in this country before the socialists come for us and turn the United States into Venezuela.

Perhaps trying to invoke sympathy for innocents with a poem that starts by defending the followers of Stalin, Mao, Ho Chi Minh, Pol Pot, Che, Castro, and Maduro is just bad.

This poem needs to go into the dustbin of history, along with the socialists.

8 Replies to “Can we find a different poem”

  1. How about…

    They look like us.
    They feel like us.
    They want to kill us all … and they have a plan.

    (Yes I am rewatching the remade Battlestar Galactica. Why do you ask?

  2. I like my version:

    “First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist. And then people was happy, there were no more famine or sickness or killings and the World knew Peace.

  3. Yes..
    Socialist’s(ie..Communism Lite’s) are My Enemy.
    I shall not lift a finger for them..
    I shall be cold as ice in every aspect to them..
    …………

  4. You’re reading it wrong.

    The opening line is the first sign.

    First they clear their side of the aisle. It’s national-socialist specific.

    The cleared the communists and socialists out of the way FIRST, then went for prosperous Other, then they come for YOU.

    The warning is still apt, but you’ve got to know the entire context.

    1. correct Mc

      updated version:

      First they came for their competition, the national socialist.

      Then they laughed their way past the quivering Conservative Inc., who were afraid they’d be called “racist”.

      But they weren’t laughing when they came for me and mine; they knew we were armed.

      ” . . . shall not be infringed.”

      Remember the Alamo.

  5. Step 1: Omar makes anti-semetic comments.

    Step 2: People (including Trump) “speak” out against such anti semitism.

    Step 3: Omar and her anti semitic allies accuse those that “speak” out against their antisemitism as not “speaking” out against murdering people?

    Step 4: Full Retard

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