The Gettysburg Address

“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”

Re-processed digitized image scanned from an oil painting by Eastman Johnson, A Ride for Liberty, The Fugitive Slaves
A Ride for Liberty – The Fugitive Slaves

American Democracy is a living political system, it evolves.

In 1776 ‘all men are created equal’ meant all wealthy white men who
owned land; by 1863, it included most white men regardless of class and
the debate over the ‘humanity’ of slaves from Africa resulted in a war with
the South to abolish slavery.

American Democracy continues to struggle and evolve.

“Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.”

Below is a slideshow made of photos taken at four of the major national and international marches against fascism in the past six months.

International Woman's March in London
International Woman’s March in London

The photos were taken at the International Woman’s March, the San Francisco March for Science, and the San Francisco National Tax March.

I included San Francisco’s Pride Day because it was really a huge anti-
fascist rally.

I’ve set the photos to a reading of Lincoln’s Address at Gettysburg, found at the Internet Archives.

The reading is by Britton Rea.

We are the future those honored dead fought to preserve.



The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln

It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

 

Photo from San Francisco's Pride day 2017
Pride


Images of from the International Woman’s March by alans1948,  Mobilus In Mobili, and FollowYourNose, free to use with attribution.

All other images (c) Rob Goldstein 2017

 

 

 

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Two days away … from Election Day …. “You’ve Got To Vote …. “!!

Vote of you haven’t and if you have voted find a friend who hasn’t voted and take her to the polls!

It Is What It Is

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~~November 6, 2016~~ 

YOU’VE GOT VOTE

We are only two days away from the most important day in the history national elections of the United States of America.

There have been plenty of national elections before … in the past and during my lifetime.

But this one is ‘non-pareil‘ … there’s no one before with such high stakes.

It seems that I’m not the only one who thinks this way.

Take a look!

HortyRex©

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~These Celebrities Just Made An Anti-Trump Video For The Ages~

In this amusing but alarming musical number, famed songstress Rachel Bloom joins a star-studded crew to pen a parody of “We Are The World” as a last-ditch attempt to remind American voters of just what exactly is at stake in this election, pleading with the American people to please, please not vote for Donald Trump.

Joined by such star-studded names like Zach Reino, Jack…

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To start the day …. “FIRST DEBATE …. from ‘Late Night’ shows perspective ….“!!

Great Wrap-up of the first debate

It Is What It Is

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~~September 27, 2016~~ 

SURVIVED THE FIRST DEBATE

Whew!

Over and done.

I felt apprehensive as I waited for the first debate, I must confess.

I watched the full 90 minutes.

By the time about 20 minutes had gone by, I was at peace, breathing much easier.

I knew what was going to happen.

He unraveled, she stood steadfast.

Yes, Secretary Clinton was the winner.

It’s not my judgement, it’s the ‘peoples’ judgement.

I have my choice.

It’s always interesting to see other people’s take.

When there’s humor, it’s even better.

Here are some late night shows’ perspective.

HortyRex

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~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~ 

Google Images

I do not own these images.

No intention of taking credit.

If anyone knows the owner of any, please advise and it will be corrected immediately.

HortyRex©

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~~GALLERY~~ 

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#WeAlllAreOne…

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ALT Right …. “Dressed in Suits …. extreme right-wing …. “!!

ALT-Right is the politically correct right-wing word for bigot. I say screw the PC Right! I’m gonna use the N-Word: Nazi!

It Is What It Is

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~~August 25, 2016~~ 

RIGHT OFF THE PRESSES

The alt-right is a segment of right-wing ideologies presented as an alternative to mainstream conservatism in the politics of the United States.

The alt-right has been described as a movement unified by support for Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump, as well as opposition to multiculturalism and immigration.

The alt-right has no official ideology, but various sources have said it to be associated with white nationalism, white supremacism, antisemitism, right-wing populism,nativism, and the neoreactionary movement.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alt-right

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~Clinton Ties Trump to KKK Supporters in New Video~

Ahead of a Thursday speech, August 25, in which Hillary Clinton is expected to attack Donald Trump’s ties to the “alt-right” movement, her campaign dropped a video tying Trump to his most vocally racist supporters, including members of the Ku Klux Klan.

The video opens with a white-hooded KKK…

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