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Thu Feb 2, 2017, 08:28 AM

Frederick Douglass Opens Twitter Account from Beyond the Grave to Troll President Trump




http://onehotmessalaska.blogspot.com/2017/02/frederick-douglass-opens-twitter.html

@realFrederickDouglass: My autobiography, Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, is #1 best-seller on Amazon. 4x better sales than Art of the Deal! P.S. I am dead!

@realFrederickDouglass: Hope you like everything I did for women's suffrage! Even the losers, haters, and flat-chested "fives." Enjoy!

@realFrederickDouglass: Appreciate @realDonaldTrump congrats on AMAZING job I did to secretly educate myself and other slaves while still living under slavery in Maryland. My work is finally being recognized!

@realFrederickDouglass: @realDonaldTrump, your FAKE NATIONAL SECURITY immigrant BAN goes against everything I stood for (when I was alive 122 yrs ago). A horrible mess!

@realFrederickDouglass: My abolitionist paper, The North Star, has much better coverage of me than the failing New York Times has of @realDonaldTrump!

@realFrederickDouglass: @realDonaldTrump pretended to know who I was when he obviously has no fucking idea. VERY DISHONEST!



Unfortunately the twitter account is down due to discrimination against dead people tweeting.

I'll admit that I didn't know much about him other than he was a former slave turned abolitionist leader in the 1800s. But I did some googling inspired by Trump and learned that he also did a lot of stuff for the women's suffrage movement and married a white suffragist.

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Reply Frederick Douglass Opens Twitter Account from Beyond the Grave to Troll President Trump (Original post)
IronLionZion Feb 2017 OP
Ilsa Feb 2017 #1
Cha Feb 2017 #2
PA Democrat Feb 2017 #3
DeminPennswoods Feb 2017 #4
ramapo Feb 2017 #5
annabanana Feb 2017 #6
IronLionZion Feb 2017 #17
annabanana Feb 2017 #30
tanyev Feb 2017 #7
annabanana Feb 2017 #8
Buns_of_Fire Feb 2017 #9
Zing Zing Zingbah Feb 2017 #10
malaise Feb 2017 #11
Friend or Foe Feb 2017 #12
malaise Feb 2017 #14
ewagner Feb 2017 #21
malaise Feb 2017 #29
underpants Feb 2017 #27
Denzil_DC Feb 2017 #13
pangaia Feb 2017 #15
3catwoman3 Feb 2017 #18
pangaia Feb 2017 #22
3catwoman3 Feb 2017 #24
pangaia Feb 2017 #25
world wide wally Feb 2017 #16
hurple Feb 2017 #19
ananda Feb 2017 #20
BainsBane Feb 2017 #23
riversedge Feb 2017 #26
riversedge Feb 2017 #28

Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 08:30 AM

1. I was hoping someone would patiently troll them. nt

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 08:31 AM

2. KICK for Frederick Douglass!

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 08:33 AM

3. Love this!

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 08:38 AM

4. PBS did a documentary, "The Abolishonists", iirc

that was excellent. Well worth watching.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 08:55 AM

5. It's gone

Where did it go?

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 09:25 AM

6. #realFrederickDouglass has been deleted..(?)

Why was it taken down?

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Response to annabanana (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 10:33 AM

17. Because it's not real

the man died 100+ years ago

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #17)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 04:35 PM

30. Since when does twitter censor satire?. . . n.t

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 09:26 AM

7. Brilliant!

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 09:26 AM

8. Satire sites should certainly NOT be taken down. . .n/t

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 09:31 AM

9. I wonder why @realAbrahamLincoln and @realDwightEisenhower

haven't chimed in? (I've already got a rough idea what @realHarryTruman might say.)

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 09:36 AM

10. LOL that is great.

We should get should others like maybe realAbrahamLincoln to troll him too.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 09:46 AM

11. What to a slave is the 4th July

"What to a slave is the 4th of July?" or "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?", is an untitled speech originally given by Frederick Douglass on July 5, 1852. He originally gave the speech to the Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society in Rochester, N.Y. The speech is over 2,500 words long.

This is his most famous speech

http://www.freemaninstitute.com/douglass.htm
Fellow citizens, pardon me, allow me to ask, why am I called upon to speak here today? What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence? Are the great principles of political freedom and of natural justice, embodied in that Declaration of Independence, extended to us? and am I, therefore, called upon to bring our humble offering to the national altar, and to confess the benefits and express devout gratitude for the blessings resulting from your independence to us?

Would to God, both for your sakes and ours, that an affirmative answer could be truthfully returned to these questions! Then would my task be light, and my burden easy and delightful. For who is there so cold that a nation's sympathy could not warm him? Who so obdurate and dead to the claims of gratitude that would not thankfully acknowledge such priceless benefits? Who so stolid and selfish that would not give his voice to swell the hallelujahs of a nation's jubilee, when the chains of servitude had been torn from his limbs? I am not that man. In a case like that the dumb might eloquently speak and the "lame man leap as an hart."

But such is not the state of the case. I say it with a sad sense of the disparity between us. am not included within the pale of this glorious anniversary! Your high independence only reveals the immeasurable distance between us. The blessings in which you, this day, rejoice are not enjoyed in common. The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity, and independence bequeathed by your fathers is shared by you, not by me. The sunlight that brought light and healing to you has brought stripes and death to me. This Fourth of July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn. To drag a man in fetters into the grand illuminated temple of liberty, and call upon him to join you in joyous anthems, were inhuman mockery and sacrilegious irony. Do you mean, citizens, to mock me by asking me to speak today? If so, there is a parallel to your conduct. And let me warn that it is dangerous to copy the example of nation whose crimes, towering up to heaven, were thrown down by the breath of the Almighty, burying that nation in irrevocable ruin! I can today take up the plaintive lament of a peeled and woe-smitten people.

"By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down. Yea! We wept when we remembered Zion. We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof. For there, they that carried us away captive, required of us a song; and they who wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion. How can we sing the Lord's song in a strange land? If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. If do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth."

Fellow citizens, above your national, tumultuous joy, I hear the mournful wail of millions! Whose chains, heavy and grievous yesterday, are, today, rendered more intolerable by the jubilee shouts that reach them. If I do forget, if I do not faithfully remember those bleeding children of sorry this day, "may my right hand cleave to the roof of my mouth"! To forget them, to pass lightly over their wrongs, and to chime in with the popular theme would be treason most scandalous and shocking, and would make me a reproach before God and the world. My subject, then, fellow citizens, is American slavery. I shall see this day and its popular characteristics from the slave's point of view. Standing there identified with the American bondman, making his wrongs mine. I do not hesitate to declare with all my soul that the character and conduct of this nation never looked blacker to me than on this Fourth of July! Whether we turn to the declarations of the past or to the professions of the present, the conduct of the nation seems equally hideous and revolting. America is false to the past, false to the present, and solemnly binds herself to be false to the future. Standing with God and the crushed and bleeding slave on this occasion, I will, in the name of humanity which is outraged, in the name of liberty which is fettered, in the name of the Constitution and the Bible which are disregarded and trampled upon, dare to call in question and to denounce, with all the emphasis I can command, everything that serves to perpetuate slavery-the great sin and shame of America! "I will not equivocate, I will not excuse"; I will use the severest language I can command; and yet not one word shall escape me that any man, whose judgment is not blinded by prejudice, shall not confess to be right and just....

For the present, it is enough to affirm the equal manhood of the Negro race. Is it not as astonishing that, while we are plowing, planting, and reaping, using all kinds of mechanical tools, erecting houses, constructing bridges, building ships, working in metals of brass, iron, copper, and secretaries, having among us lawyers doctors, ministers, poets, authors, editors, orators, and teachers; and that, while we are engaged in all manner of enterprises common to other men, digging gold in California, capturing the whale in the Pacific, feeding sheep and cattle on the hillside, living, moving, acting, thinking, planning, living in families as husbands, wives, and children, and above all, confessing and worshiping the Christian's God, and looking hopefully for life and immortality beyond the grave, we are called upon to prove that we are men!...

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Response to malaise (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 09:56 AM

12. Fred's doin great things!

I hope to hear more from him in the very near future.

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Response to Friend or Foe (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 10:02 AM

14. Hehehehhehee

Except that

Freddie's Dead - don't tell Groper Don the Con

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Response to malaise (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 11:07 AM

21. I remember reading this in college...

Which is why I got into some civil rights protests as a sophomore!

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Response to ewagner (Reply #21)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 11:55 AM

29. The thing is we had all these great aunts and uncles, aunts and cousins in New York

They made sure dad received all the books we needed - and the great civil rights speeches.

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Response to malaise (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 11:50 AM

27. F. D. speech

Thanks

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 09:57 AM

13. Somebody in the media should concoct a fake but plausible-sounding name of a figure from history

and ask Trump about him/her.

I mean, he already has a Palinesque "all of them", fill-in-the blanks stock formulation ready to go:

Trump on Douglass:"... {he} has done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more."

Trump on Lincoln: "... he was also a man who did something that was a very vital thing to do at that time. Ten years before or 20 years before, what he was doing would never have even been thought possible. So he did something that was a very important thing to do, and especially at that time."

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 10:16 AM

15. There is a park and a statue for him in Rochester, NY. I live not far from Rochester.

He lived there and is very well known in the area.

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Response to pangaia (Reply #15)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 10:38 AM

18. I grew up in Rochester. The statue...

...stands in the well-known Highland Park, famous for its thousands of lilac bushes.

http://media.democratandchronicle.com/retrofitting-rochester/frederick-douglass-monument

Susan B. Anthony is another historical giant with Rochester roots.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #18)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 11:07 AM

22. I thought that far corner of Highland Park was also named for him. Maybe not.

The one with the old band shell at the bottom of the hill...

I took my sister who lives in LA and who holds Eleanor Roosevelt and Frederick Douglass as two of her idols, to his statue this summer.. took some photos.. etc..

Also took her to Seneca Falls. :>)

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Response to pangaia (Reply #22)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 11:16 AM

24. If it is not an invasion of your privacy, I would be interested to know...

...where you live. My soon-to-be 95 year old mom still lives in the suburb of Greece. I will be visiting her in April.

We ought to consider an DU IRL meeting if it is a doable distance.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #24)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 11:32 AM

25. see pm

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 10:17 AM

16. Trump turns n another book report to his 5th grade teacher after having not read the book

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 10:50 AM

19. Beautiful!

And, hate to say it, but anything that gets more people involved and interested in HISTORY, the better!

This might be one area where little orange hands ignorance is good... He'll get people curious about what he's blathering on about now.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 11:03 AM

20. I came back from the grave ..

.. just to haunt Trump and Scary Spice.
Real Frederick Douglass lives!

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 11:09 AM

23. Douglass was instrumental in

Convincing Lincoln of the importance of abolition. He visited the White House several times during the war and succeeded in changing Lincoln's goal from merely preserving the union to ending slavery altogether.

Lincoln had been elected on a Free Soil platform--stopping the spread of slavery into the new territories--but was not an abolitionist. It's quite possible that without Douglass, the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the constitution would not exist.

His Narrative is a key piece of abolitionist literature and a great work of literature in its own right.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 11:47 AM

26. @realFrederickDouglass disappears. THAT, folks, is "a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks."





Corinne Colbert ‏@CorkeyC 3h3 hours ago

Satire account @realFrederickDouglass disappears. THAT, folks, is "a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks." #realfrederickdouglass #resist
14 replies 173 retweets 249 likes








Sharon ‏@JewishMaharani 3h3 hours ago

What happened to @realFrederickDouglass #realFrederickDouglass is being denied his First Amendment rights. #resist #standindivisible
7 replies 119 retweets 239 likes

Ben Jealous follows
Judah Adashi ‏@jadashi 8h8 hours ago

I want to tell you to follow #realFrederickDouglass, but the account is no longer up, which is disconcerting. http://onehotmessalaska.blogspot.com/2017/02/frederick-douglass-opens-twitter.html
4 replies 78 retweets 85 likes

Hillary for Iowa and 1 other follow
Tara Danielle ‏@tara_brooks 60m60 minutes ago

Apparently satire can't survive on Twitter for more than 24 hours, but Trump's racism and hatred are completely okay. #RealFrederickDouglass

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2017, 11:51 AM

28. Free #realFrederickDouglass!!!........




TWEET:
Governor Mark Dayton follows
JENNIFER WILLE ‏@JFER1202 43m43 minutes ago

Free #realFrederickDouglass!!!








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