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    Colin Kaepernick Quotes Frederick Douglass Out of Context, Gets History Lesson from Sen. Ted Cruz

    Colin Kaepernick Quotes Frederick Douglass Out of Context, Gets History Lesson from Sen. Ted Cruz


    Revisionism is a scourge. Cherry picking quotes to suit your own political agenda, when those quotes are in no way congruent with your agenda, is just as bad.

    Colin Kaepernick did just that, plucked a Frederick Douglass quote out of context and tweeted it with a patriotic gif. And then Ted Cruz happened.

    The quote:

    Anyone who has read anything by Frederick Douglass would know instantly that this is not in the spirit of his writings nor his overarching philosophy. At least not as stated.

    Sen. Ted Cruz piped in and was quick to correct Kapernick’s error:

    Link to the entire speech is here.



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    Where Kapernick kneels, the abolitionists stood, and sacrificed blood and treasure to abort the persistence and progress of involuntary exploitation, redistributive change, and rabid diversity.

    The moronic class of spoiled white kids and black activists and their followers will surely read Ted’s response. Or not.

    The only way Ted could have made an impact with this statement was to have made it on a college campus.

      n.n in reply to | July 5, 2019 at 4:30 pm

      This isn’t Libya, not Pakistan, not Kiev, not even South Africa, and yet the social justice activists use the same brittle foundation to construct their apologies. #WitchHunts #WarlockTrials #RabidDiversity #HateLovesAbortion

    Mudcat | July 5, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    “I have said that the Declaration of Independence is the ring-bolt to the chain of your nation’s destiny; so, indeed, I regard it. The principles contained in that instrument are saving principles. Stand by those principles, be true to them on all occasions, in all places, against all foes, and at whatever cost.”

    ~ Frederick Douglass, July 5, 1852

    MaggotAtBroadAndWall | July 5, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    From Henry Louis Gates, Jr., of the “beer summit” fame:

    >> In fact, in 1872, Douglass wondered aloud “why anyone should leave this land of progress and enlightenment and seek a home amid the death-dealing malaria of a barbarous continent.” The Western stereotype of Africa and its black citizens as devoid of reason and, therefore, subhuman was often shared by white master and black ex-slave alike. Writing early in the nineteenth century, a group of free blacks in Philadelphia adopted the following resolution:

    Resolved that, without art, without science, without a proper knowledge of government, to cast into the savage wilds of Africa the free people of color seems to us the circuitous route through which they must return to perpetual bondage.

    Douglass would give voice to still another cause for anxiety among African Americans toward their ancestral kinsmen: slavery, and its complex historical causes, including black African complicity in its origins. Douglass wrote, “the savage chiefs of the western coasts of Africa, who for ages have been accustomed to selling their captives into bondage, and pocketing the ready cash for them will not more readily accept our moral and economical ideas than the slave traders of Maryland and Virginia. We are, therefore, less inclined to go to Africa to work against the slave-trade than to stay here to work against it.”

    inspectorudy | July 5, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    Kapernick shows the true Dem method of speaking and that is to not know the facts about which he speaks thus ends up lying, but his intentions were noble. AOC, Biden, Harris Sparty, Warren all tell lies about facts but never facts about the issues.

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