Echos of the Past

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.

Martin Niemöller

punchcards filed, data compiled,

information stored, characteristics noted,

Jewish, Romani, Sinti, Slavic,

categorized as the Reich

spread across Europe.

today, echoes of the past,

more sophisticated technology;

new targeted groups, such as

white, heterosexual, conservative,

Christian, Republican, ad infinitum.

the everlasting revolution

against mankind.

dVerse prompt

Author: Tzvi Fievel

I have B.A. in Psychology from Temple University, and a second B.A. in English from Northern Arizona University. Additionally, I hold a certificate in psychophysical re-education from the Rubenfeld Center. My third area of academic interest is ecology. My spiritual journey, through many transitions, led me back to the Judaism of my youth, wherein my path culminated in taking the yoke of Heaven upon myself.

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