When I see things like this, I have to wonder. What do Americans gain from hating America? I see no benefit. Watch the video below and pay close attention to the mother’s reaction. It is proof that citizen hatred for our country is taught and nurtured. No one is born with it. (And do you notice how people who purport to hate America so much, never leave it?)
Children are being raised to desecrate the flag. pic.twitter.com/RtNBo3u1st
— Marie Oakes (@TheMarieOakes) July 9, 2021
The wretched behavior displayed in the above tweet, brings to mind a speech by ex-slave and abolitionist – Frederick Douglass that is typically quoted on Independence Day. It is used as a bludgeon by the left to prove how evil America was and (in their view) remains.
The historic speech was given on July 5, 1852 to the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery society. It was titled, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” In it, Douglass chastises the founding fathers for not resolving the question of slavery when they created the nation.
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Fellow-citizens; above your national, tumultuous joy, I hear the mournful wail of millions! whose chains, heavy and grievous yesterday, are, to-day, rendered more intolerable by the jubilee shouts that reach them. If I do forget, if I do not faithfully remember those bleeding children of sorrow this day, ‘May my right hand forget her cunning, and may my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth!’ To forget them, to pass lightly over their wrongs, and to chime in with the popular theme, would be treason most scandalous and shocking, and would make me a reproach before God and the world. My subject, then fellow-citizens, is AMERICAN SLAVERY. I shall see, this day, and its popular characteristics, from the slave’s point of view. Standing, there, identified with the American bondman, making his wrongs mine, I do not hesitate to declare, with all my soul, that the character and conduct of this nation never looked blacker to me than on this 4th of July!
When you see that quote, one would assume that this is one man speaking truth to power by condemning the country which had once made him a slave. But this is where context is important.
- The speech was given in 1852, before the Civil War when slavery still existed. Thanks to people like Frederick Douglas speaking out against slavery, the practice met its conclusion.
- Frederick Douglas was not anti-American. He was anti-slavery. As proof that he was not anti-American, please consider how he concluded the “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” speech. I quote…
Allow me to say, in conclusion, notwithstanding the dark picture I have this day presented of the state of the nation, I do not despair of this country. There are forces in operation, which must inevitably work the downfall of slavery. ‘The arm of the Lord is not shortened,’ and the doom of slavery is certain. I, therefore, leave off where I began, with hope. While drawing encouragement from the Declaration of Independence, the great principles it contains, and the genius of American Institutions, my spirit is also cheered by the obvious tendencies of the age.
For further study, click here to read the speech in its entirety. Again, context is key. Please remember this the next time someone like Time Magazine, The Washington Post or Colin Kaepernick try to use Frederick Douglass’ quote as a reason to convince you to hate America.
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Readers may or may not realize that over the past year, we’ve been bringing more conservative news and opinion outlets under our wing. Don’t take our expansion as a sign of riches; all of the “acquisitions” have been through sweat and promises of greater things to come for all involved. As a result, we’ve been able to bring together several independent media sites under a unified vision of preventing America from succumbing to the progressive, “woke,” Neo-Marxist ideologies that are spreading like wildfire across America.
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