You're probably sick of reading Niemöller's quote but here it is again - why not have another butcher's':
"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."
I've read it so many times throughout my life that when it appeared in my Facebook feed I'd roll my eyes and scroll past wondering why some unimaginative ass had bothered to post it yet again - didn't we all already know it off by bloody heart?
And now here I am, another unimaginative ass, posting it on the web and ensuring that both my readers are pissed off and bored. Only it does have a new urgency now doesn't it? I mean with The Orange One in power it becomes resonant again…
A wedding here today. Lighting and weather likely to be challenges but the venue itself? Fabulous. Hopefully I will have some photographs up in the future; informing me as I photograph today may well be Mike Johnson's post here and the article he references in the New Yorker here. In the meantime, here's some fearful otherness from way back inspired by this: