Monday, July 04, 2011

Happy Independence Day!

happy fourth of july, america. actually, i celebrate juneteenth, so don't mind me. i'm only being magnanimous. (heh.)

before the more jingoistic amongst you go off the deep end with patriotic musings about how great you think the founding fathers were and how wonderful this country has always been (too late!), you should take this with you: a speech given by frederick douglass on july 4, 1851 that rips into the idea of celebrating freedom while 4 million americans were enslaved. ah, such hypocrisy...


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