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I Didn’t Say Anything

They came for the illegals first... you’d have expected them to be kicking and screaming, but they were solemn in their grief, silent in their shock and sadness.... while leaving their children to despair and cry in vain...

Then they came for the legal immigrants, starving them, letting them die in the streets when they were sick and malnourished, ignoring them as they slept in the cold and froze to death without heating...

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I didn’t say anything because I had a job, I had food, I had security...

Then they came for the children of illegal immigrants, revoking their citizenship, rounding them up, and sending them to countries where they knew neither the language or the culture, there to die from gangs, from violence...

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Then they came for the minorities... not quickly, but slow, cutting benefits, strict voter id laws that made impossible to vote, then they moved on social security, removing it from those who had prior records, they added work restrictions that targeted those living in poor communities, they removed exempt status from aid organizations, they stripped any affirmative action laws... eventually the neighborhoods were so crime ridden with people who couldn’t get jobs, and couldn’t get welfare, and had no where to go... they began robbing from the poorest among them.

Then the government sent in tanks, they sent in guns and bombs, those who resisted were killed or arrested, simply not leaving was a crime. You were a terrorist if you supported the other party, you were a subversive if you didn’t rat on Jamal, or Khadija, or Terell. The news presented the “good black folks” as the ones who voted for the guy at the top (whoever the party chose), and saluted the flag, and joined the military... descent was verboten. To speak up or out was traitorous, citizenship revoked...

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When I finally realized how bad it was, I was in Cameroon, waiting in a bread line, and someone from the Scotland Skynews stopped asked me if I was from America. I turned and said... “I used to be an American... until I wasn’t.”

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