the dissident frogman

14 years and 12 months ago

About those Right-Wing extremists...

“(...) throw down your Arms ye Villains, ye Rebels!”

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Image: Patrick Henry's "Treason" speech before the House of Burgesses by Peter F. Rothermel, 1851.
Jules Crittenden with a riveting, monster of a post on Patriots Day: It Was About Hope, And Change...
"To give a particular account of the ravages of the troops as they retreated from Concord to Charlestown, would be very difficult, if not impracticable. Let it suffice to say that a great number of the houses on the road were plundered and rendered unfit for use; several were burnt; women in childbed were driven by the soldiery naked into the streets; old men, peaceably in their houses were shot dead; and such scenes exhibited as would disgrace the annals of the most uncivilized nation.

These, brethren, are marks of ministerial vengeance against this colony for refusing, with her sister colonies, submission to slavery, but they have not yet detached us from our royal sovereign. We profess to be his loyal and dutiful subjects, and so hardly dealt with as we have been, are still ready with our lives and fortunes to defend his person, family, crown, and dignity. Nevertheless, to the persecution and tyranny of his cruel ministry, we will not tamely submit. Appealing to Heaven for the justice of our cause, we determine to die or be free."
That's the Massachusetts Provincial Congress trying to set the record straight with their "Friends and Fellow-Subjects" in Britain.

Go read it all, and let it be a lesson for our modern times.

UPDATE: added the picture. Hey Reuters! Two can play this game!



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4097 - TooTall

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It takes an outsider to teach me. I knew that the 19th marked "the shot heard around the world" but didn't know that it was observed as Patriots Day. Thanks DF!

4100 - Lady Cincinnatus

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  • Lady Cincinnatus Ohio & Kentucky

Thanks DF!!!

4103 - privatei2

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I'd never heard of Patriots Day before. The Jules Crittenden post was a fascinating read, particularly the different versions everyone had of the same event. So who did fire first? I favor Paul Revere's version myself.