Hey Trump, you ignorant fascist...here's who Frederick Douglass was. Now, read what he said, fool.
February 1, 2017 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us
To mark Black history month, Trump said, “Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice...” Do you think Trump noticed this amazing job of a speech by Frederick Douglass? This rings as true today as ever and should definitely be recognized more and more.
“What, to the American slave, is your Fourth of July? I answer: a day that reveals to him, more than all other days of the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sounds of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mockery; your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanksgivings, with all your religious parade, and solemnity, are, to him, mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy - a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages. There is not a nation of the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of these United States, at this very hour.
Go search where you may, roam through all the monarchies and despotisms of the Old World, travel through South America, search out every abuse, and when you have found the last, lay your facts by the side of the everyday practices of this nation, and you will say with me, that, for revolting barbarity and shameless hypocrisy, America reigns without a rival.” (1852)
From Revolution:Why It's Necessary, Why It's Possible, What It's All About. A film of a talk by Bob Avakian in 2003.
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