Sir Trump, we are behind you.
Signed: The World
Sir Trump, we are behind you.
Signed: The World
Like wow, brilliant.
“Today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another, or from one party to another – but we are transferring power from Washington, DC, to you the American people,” said President Donald Trump in his inaugural speech on Friday, as it started to rain.
“Washington flourished but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered but the jobs left and the factories closed. The establishment protected itself but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories; their triumphs have not been your triumphs, and while they celebrated in our nation’s Capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land,” said Trump.
“That all changes – starting right here, and right now, because this moment is your moment, it belongs to you!” added Trump to applause. “The United States of America is your country.”
“January 20th, 2017 will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.”
A statement met with loud applause and cheering.
“For many decades we have enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry, subsidized the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military. We have defended other nation’s border while refusing to defend our own,” Trump proffered while whistles and cheers erupted from the crowd.
“We made other countries rich while the confidence of our country has dissipated over the horizon. One by one the factories shuttered and left our shores without a thought for millions of millions of American workers left behind. The wealth of middle class Americans has been ripped from their homes and redistributed across the world. But that is the past but now we are only looking to the future.”
The remarks, which Trump previously said he wrote himself, reiterated many of his campaign promises.
“We are going to issue a new decree…from this day forward it is going to be only American first,” emphasized Trump.
There should be no fear, we are protected and we will always be protected by our military and our law enforcement, and most importantly we will be protected by God.”
We must think big and dream even bigger.
We will no longer politicians who are all talk and no action.
The time for empty talk is over, and now arrives the hour of action.
Do not allow anyone to tell you it can’t be done. Our country will thrive and prosper again.
That whether we are black or brown or white we all bleed the same blood of patriotism. …We all salute the same American flga.
You will never be ignored again.
Your voice, your hope, your dreams will define our American destiny.
Together we will make America strong again, we will make it wealthy again, we will make America strong again, we will make America safe again, and yes we will make America great again.
“America will start winning again, like never before. We will bring back our jobs, we will bring back our border, we will bring our wealth, we will bring back our dreams,” said Trump.
“We do not seek to impose our way on life on anyone but as an example,” Trump said.
He then promised to unite the civilized world against radical terrorism, which we will eradicate.
We will rediscover our loyalty to each other.
” When America is united, America is totally unstoppable,” he said.
The speech lasted 16 minutes, about half as long as the average inaugural address.
Oh yeah baby, the Alex takes no prisoners.
Hate him love him, I don’t care, but he is an important icon of American culture today.
He is brash, incisive, loud, probably farts a lot, but at least he is REAL!
Jan 19, 2017
1. These Selk’Nam natives were exhibited in human zoos while being taken to Europe.
Carl Hagenbeck is often credited as being the man who made the zoo what it is today, creating enclosures without bars, and closer to the animal’s natural habitat. However, a lesser known fact is that he was also the first person to exhibit humans and create a “human zoo”; in 1889, he captured – with the permission of the Chilean government – 11 people of the Selk’Nam tribe, who were enclosed behind bars and exhibited across Europe. Several related, “purely natural” tribes were also soon subjected to the same fate.(source)
Africans and Native Americans were often kept in zoos as exhibits – a practice that ran well into the late 1950s. In Europe, this was evident even as recently as the early 2000s. In Germany, Africans were brought in as exhibits for zoos and carnivals throughout the 20th century – something that was called a “People’s Show”. The Cincinnati Zoo kept 100 Native Americans in a village setting for approximately three months. This practice continued for several years, and across several places, causing widespread fury and outrage.(source)
“Age, 23 years. Height, 4 feet 11 inches. Weight, 103 pounds. Brought from the Kasai River, Congo Free State, South Central Africa, by Dr. Samuel P. Verner. Exhibited each afternoon during September.”
Thus read the sign outside the enclosure in which Ota Benga- a Congolese pygmy – was exhibited at the Monkey House in the Bronx Zoo in New York in 1906, where he entertained onlookers by shooting at targets with a bow and arrow and making amusing faces. He also did “tricks” with orangutans and other apes to entertain the large number of people who were drawn to this unusual, yet highly interesting specimen in the zoo. This incident, however, drew criticism from several corners, leading to the “exhibit” being withdrawn.(source)
In a grand, albeit twisted display of power, the French, in a bid to promote their colonizing power, built six villages in the Jardin d’Agronomie Tropicale, each representative of the Madagascar, Indochine, Sudan, Congo, Tunisia and Morocco – French colonies at the time, for an exhibition which lasted from May through October 1907.
Built to showcase France’s colonial power, this attracted over a million people in the six months that the “exhibition” lasted.
The villages were made to reflect life in the colonies, from the architecture to the agricultural practices.
Above is the picture of a Congolese “factory” built in Marseille, in an attempt to imitate life. To this extent, several Congolese people were brought to the site to “work” in this factory.
What attracted over a million people then, now lies abandoned and ignored – a spot of history that France would only too hastily forget. In 2006, despite the public being granted access to the gardens, few actually visited it.(source)
In 1810, 20-year-old Sarah “Saartjie” Baartman was recruited by an exotic animal-dealer to be “exhibited”. With the promise and expectation of wealth and fame, Sarah travelled to London with him, where what followed was far from promised; having a genetic condition that led to Sarah possessing protruding buttocks and an elongated labia, she was the topic of much speculation and attraction. She was dressed in tight-fitting clothes and exhibited at sideshow attractions; she was exhibited as being a “novelty” – something “exotic”. She died, steeped in poverty, only to have her skeleton, brain, and sexual organs displayed in the Museum of Mankind in Paris till 1974. In 2002, following then-President Nelson Mandela’s request, her remains were repatriated.(source)
This exhibit was among the most popular there, and was even visited by Otto von Bismarck.
These human displays were incredibly popular and were shown at world fairs across the world, from Paris to New York.
The 1931 exhibition in Paris was so successful that 34 million people attended it in six months; a smaller counter-exhibition – “The Truth on the Colonies”, organized by the Communist Party, attracted very few visitors.(source)
All of them died within a year.
Organised by the white Americans, The Savages’ Olympics consisted of Native Americans and other tribesmen from several corners of the world, such as Africa, South America, The Middle East, and Japan. The idea for an Olympics featuring these “savages” sprung from games director James Edward Sullen’s suggestion to implement this in order to prove that the “savages” were less athletic in comparison to “civilised”, white Americans.(source)