I came across the following quote. I’d read it somewhere before and think of it often and now I know who it came from.
“First they came for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak up for me.”
by the Rev. Martin Niemoeller, a German pastor imprisoned in World War II
Have you ever seen someone being treated unfairly or openly mistreated? Did you speak up?
Would you speak up for someone’s freedom of speech even if what they had to say differed from your strongly held position on the subject?
Have you ever created a character who had to deal with injustice in some way?