Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston



Thursday, February 4, 2021



Frederick Douglass

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When it is finally ours, this freedom, this liberty, this beautiful
and terrible thing, needful to man as air,   
usable as earth; when it belongs at last to all,   
when it is truly instinct, brain matter, diastole, systole,   
reflex action; when it is finally won; when it is more   
than the gaudy mumbo jumbo of politicians:   
this man, this Douglass, this former slave, this Negro   
beaten to his knees, exiled, visioning a world   
where none is lonely, none hunted, alien,   
this man, superb in love and logic, this man   
shall be remembered. Oh, not with statues’ rhetoric,   
not with legends and poems and wreaths of bronze alone,
but with the lives grown out of his life, the lives   
fleshing his dream of the beautiful, needful thing.


Anonymous said...

Nice Poem for Black History month, Shaw!

OT: Here's the newest lunacy from the Marjorie Taylor Greene wing of the American Fascist Party:

They're spreading the rumor that AOC wasn't even in the Capitol when it was attacked.

Now ain't that somethin'. So. Was Representative Katy Porter lying too? Because she reported how her and AOC hid together while Trump's murdering mobs ransacked the Capitol building.

Here's what the MTG wing of the American Fascist Party wrote:

BOCOPRO…both pretty scary! Yes, that AOC was NOT there would be really GOOD NEWS…!!!!

And here's the truth.

Christ! Those people are lunatics and fascists!

Anonymous said...

Here's more of their lies:

Speaking of AOC, some are saying she should be called Alexandria Ortiz Smollett because THERE WERE NO RIOTERS IN HER HALLWAY TO THREATEN HER on 1/6!!!!!!
From her office to Capitol..10 minute walk!
Sure, it couldn’t be comfortable to have protesters out there but SHE IS DEFINITELY rewriting history and using this just to demonize, like we talked here about the other day; ALL the things the Left is lying about to MAKE US LOOK BAD.

AOC had to run away from the invading Trump killers! She literally ran for her life and found shelter in Katy Porter's office. These bastards are trying to minimize what happened to her by LYING. they loved Trump's ass because he lied to them and they are so gullible they believed all his shitty lies and now they spreading their own shitty lies!


Shaw Kenawe said...


I had to do some research myself to understand what their claim is all about.

Here's some of what I found:

AOC: This is the latest manipulative take on the right.

They are manipulating the fact that most people don’t know the layout the Capitol complex.

We were all on the Capitol complex - the attack wasn’t just on the dome.

The bombs Trump supporters planted surrounded our offices too.

What can I say? The lunatics listen to FAUX NOOZ and believe its lies just like they believed Trump's lies. They not critical thinkers. Someone says something that confirms their biases and BINGO! they believe it as truth.

Even when it isn't.

That's why we got Trump as POTUS for 4 years. Dumb, incurious and UNcritical thinkers like the ones accusing AOC of not being in the Capitol, even when another US Rep. testified that she was there and had to hide in her, Katy Porter's, office.

Here’s who’s behind the nonsense @Lisa_Matassa and @bennyjohnson are responsible for trending #AlexandriaOcasioSmollett in America.

And like good little incurious idiots, they just pass it along.

Thank goodness they're a shrinking minority!

Shaw Kenawe said...

One more:

Ana Navarro-Cárdenas
Complicit GOP’ers are experts at gas-lighting & changing the subject. Trying to shift the focus to
’s account of what happened on 1/6 is an attempt to distract from fact GOP is now a petri-dish for vile, dangerous, nut-jobs and leaders don’t have the guts to condemn them.

Anonymous said...

Republicans have forgotten how to be truthful and they care not a wit for personal integrity.

Suzanne said...


Anonymous said...

Bravo fo Ana Navarro.