Yeah, the above tweet is from a funny account that tweets in the style of Werner Hertzog, but this one hits hard. Funnily enough, yesterday was "Tweet like Werner Hertzog Day." HA! I love the internet.
The president and his administration rescinded DACA yesterday. A couple weeks ago, he granted pardon to Joe Arpaio, a racist sheriff who openly tortured individuals simply because of their ethnicity. Rescinding DACA is an attack on 800,000 Americans who are purely innocent -- people who are in school, have jobs, and children of their own -- saving many from flood waters in Houston.
The government is targeting individuals based solely on their race.
Sound familiar? It should, we've seen this before. It is no longer hyperbole or a scary hypothetical, this administration is proud of its racism.
Please don't stay silent. I know Martin Niemöller's poem from 1946 has been circulated far and wide in 2017. Perhaps it needs to be amended for 2017:
First they came for the Muslims, and I did not speak out—
Because I am not a Muslim.
Then they came for transgender individuals, and I did not speak out—
Because I do not identify as transgender.
Then they came for the immigrants, and I did not speak out—
Because I am not an immigrant.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
If you want to make your voice heard, please visit Dream Act Toolkit via CAP
If you want to get involved, head over to United We Dream.