Never again, we learned

Never again, we learned.
We must always be aware.

It’s the right, it’s the left
We say
We divide
They are better for Israel.
Iran. The embassy.
On both sides.
Hate crimes.
BDS. College campuses.
Dog whistles.
They are better for the Jews.
They give tax breaks.
They spew hate.
They are violent.
So much they, not we.

They want to let “just anyone” in.
Weren’t we just anyone? Aren’t we?
Ignoring children in camps,
Not our children, not our camps, not the same.

On Twitter, attacks.
(( )) symbols
And not online,
Muggings
Flyers
Swastikas
Skinheads
Cemeteries
Overseas
At home

It didn’t matter what we gave,
What we have,
Who we voted for,
The color of a hat or of a wave
When he shot into a crowd
Of prayer. On Shabbat. At a bris.
Yelling ALL Jews must die.

Kikes
Globalists
Soros
Hail Trump
9/11 conspiracy
Nation of Islam
Banking, media
Alt-white
The Daily Stormer
Zionist oppressors
Blood libel
Holocaust denial
Blood and Soil
White Genocide
Cuck

The writing was on the Facebook wall
Even when we didn’t want to see it
Especially when we didn’t want to see it

It won’t happen here
It can’t happen here
That’s ridiculous
How offensive to compare
It’s different now
But Ivanka! But Jared!

Never Again, we learned.
Didn’t we?

About the Author
Judi Zirin is an attorney and freelance writer in the New York area.
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