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Darrin Bell on "Racism" in the USA.

Darrin Bell on “Racism” in the USA.

This is captioned as “Paul Ryan and Ann Coulter weigh in on race in America . . . and they are not alone” on Darrin Bells web site.  I know nothing about Paul Ryan and Ann Coulter except that Wikipedia et al tell me that they are Republicans – and maybe that is all we need to know.  But I post the image here because I like the clever way in which he has fitted the quotations together to make another whole.

It is not always easy to decipher – at least I found it so – but it can be done with a little effort, and some of the quotes are quite extraordinary and chilling.  America seems to be a place where some aspire to the sentiments of Emma Lazarus‘ poem inspired by the Statue of Liberty :

“Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

while other brought with them  their desire for the storied pomp of the ancient lands, and the notion that liberty is a relative word.  As the native Americans found out to their cost, and America’s shame.

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