No One Left to Speak Out

July 31, 2006

First they bulldozed the homes of Palestinians
and we did not speak out
because our Book said they were God’s children.

Then they slandered the dissenters
and we did not speak out
because we felt that Holocaust victims should be cut some slack.
(And besides, we were afraid they might slander us also.)

Then they murdered the Peacekeepers
and we did not speak out
because we weren’t big on the United Nations anyway.

And then they massacred the children of Qana… again.

And when, at last, we realized that God’s children are individuals, and not a rogue government, well, by then
there was no one left to speak out,
most especially not for us.

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