first they came for the black-spotted newts

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First, they came for the black-spotted newts but I did not speak out be­cause I was not a black-spotted newt.

Then they came for the spotted owls but I did not speak out be­cause I was not a spotted owl.

Then they came for the but­ter­flies but I did not speak out be­cause I was not a but­terfly.

Then they came for me …

 

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Car­toon by Pat Bagley for the Salt Lake Tri­bune (Sep­tember 22, 2019). READ MORE