Douglass v. Key redux

May the rocket’s red glare

the bomb’s bursting in air

give proof through the night

that our drones are still there

Full text: The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro

 

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17 Responses to Douglass v. Key redux

  1. skulzstudios says:

    At the National Altar, the beating heart of innocence is is ripped from the naive sacrifice and tossed still beating into the waiting arms of the God of War.

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  2. Oppression, exploitation and colonialism hasn’t been working out too well for women, either.

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  3. Great post – you know by now how crazy this makes me. Equality, civil rights, social justice – nothing more than inconvenient obstacles for the conservative big money elite to side-step. Holy crap :)

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  4. Great post, Jeff.

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  5. Oh, I pressed comment by mistake. Drones are actually very symbolic of the
    right to the gaze, and prying eyes, I think. Been thinking a lot about the right to invade, even just through observation. Thanks for the new perspectives you always bring.

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    • Jeff Nguyen says:

      That’s a good connection between drones and the invasiveness of the surveillance & security state. The loss of privacy rights are a hallmark of the fascist state that America sees to be devolving into. I’m going to address this topic a bit in my next post.

      I hope you and your family are doing well, Nicci.

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  6. This speech should be heard every Fourth of July.

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  7. A supreme example of speaking truth worthy of universal emulation.

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