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7.04.2016

The reality represented by July 4th is this:  protecting slavery and antagonism toward Native Americans was inseparable from the lofty ideals promulgated by the founding fathers.  Yes,  the one percenters of 1776 sought “freedom” from a colonial master.  But accurately understanding our history makes it clear that the “revolution” was not against colonialism per se.  Rather it was to swap the masters at the top of the colonial pyramid from those who lived in England to those who lived in Virginia,  Maryland,  New York,  South Carolina,  Georgia and the rest of the 13 colonies. ........

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