The Alt-Reality Presidency
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A strong early resistance offers hope.
In 1852, long before the advent of reality television, a self-taught former slave delivered what students of rhetoric know as the Fourth of July speech to the citizens of Rochester. It was a bracing tirade. Here is a snippet:
"Your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanksgivings, with all your religious parade and solemnity," are, to the slave, he said, "mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy - a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages."
Frederick Douglass was an abolitionist, suffragist, author, and statesman. He died in 1895. Last week, our forty-fifth president, who shows no sign of an education, marked the beginning of Black History Month by reducing this legendary orator to an employee of the month: "Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who's done an amazing job and is getting recognized more and more, I notice."
I suppose we should be grateful that our nit
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