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Oh say can you see Amerikkka? Can you see your Blue, White and Scarlett hypocrisy? By the dawns early light, day light, night light or midnight we can. Here are those men, those white men rebelling against the crown who thought nothing of owning slaves. Their freedom from what they perceived as tyranny was nothing compared to what the enslaved went through in this land of “all men are created Equal.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” —

We read this from Hyperallergic. 

John Trumbull’s painting “Declaration of Independence,” which hangs in the rotunda of the US Capitol, commemorates the document that freed the United States, formerly the 13 British colonies, from European rule in 1776. The concept of freedom, though, was severely limited: slavery was only abolished nearly a century later, and its reverberations of racist violence and mass incarceration subjugate Black people to this day.

In a poignant illustration of this hypocrisy, Arlen Parsa, a Chicago-based documentary filmmaker, covered the faces of every enslaver in the painting with a red circle: a 34 out of the 47 men pictured, most of whom were signers of the Declaration. (The fact-checking website PolitiFact has corroborated Parsa’s count.)

“There’s a fundamental irony that these men were triumphantly declaring themselves free from what they viewed as the tyranny of King George III — without so much as a thought toward the people who they themselves held in chains much more brutal than 18th-century British taxes,” Parsa told Hyperallergic.

But all is not lost in this land. Remember these opening lines of that document. That document to many is not and was not worth the paper that it was written on.

“When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”

We see these truths before our very eyes today that all of us are not equal under the law in the U.S but are subjected to racism, Queerphobia, sexism, greed and a building tyranny of fascism. But we also know that in all of the years of working against a unjust system that our fight is a continuing process that we must embrace. The revolution today sweeping amerikkka is just and right. As the song from back in the day said, “We Shall Not Be Moved” no we shall not. Let’s keep on fighting for our daily bread, for justice for Black women and men killed by the cops in this country, let us continue to talk back to those who want to hold us back, to those who support endless war, poverty, the taking away of medical care and protections for the Transgender + communities.

All Power To The People!

“I would rather be lynched than live to be mistreated and not be allowed to say ‘I don’t like it.’ ”

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Friday May 5th we march in remembrance of our black Trans sisters who have been killed this year, we march for LGBTQ+ rights , we march because we are fabulous and here to stay.
#QueerLiberation #TransLiberation #NewHavenPride #BLACKLGBTQLIVESMATTER #F4J