A mural of the Statue of Liberty, handcuffed and slammed on the hood of a police cruiser, is drawing attention in downtown Las Vegas, a day after a top Trump administration official in charge of immigration suggested the statue’s famous inscription be amended to include a test of means.
In particular, writer Nikole Hannah-Jones provoked controversy when she asserted:
She noted that “10 of this nation’s first 12 presidents were enslavers,” undermining claims that the country was founded as a democracy. She also pointed out that the founders were themselves actively conflicted about the contradiction of slavery persisting in a country supposedly founded on freedom. Thomas Jefferson, she said, even included a passage in a draft of the Declaration of Independence that tried to claim that the institution “wasn’t the colonists’ fault,” instead placing the blame on King George.
When I was kid, I bought many of the Warren Publishing horror and sci-fi magazines like ‘Eerie’ and ‘Creepy’. Apparently, a new publisher named Warrant has resurrected some of the old stories along side new stories in ‘Creeps’. When I was a kid, I used to pick up the Warren magazines until they folded. I spotted this as I picked up yesterday’s ‘1619 ’ New York Times edition.