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How evil have American presidents been?

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Jay Lerner-Z
#75LET US HONOR OUR PRESIDENTS, OR NOT
Posted: 11/2/23 at 12:26pm

"Would we really be that much worse off if we were part of the United Kingdom?"

Kdogg... how would you answer your own question? I think independence was the right move.

Pulitzer winner Caroline Elkins recently had Legacy of Violence published, I'm reading it now.

 

 A searing, landmark study of the British Empire that lays bare its pervasive use of violence throughout the twentieth century. Sprawling across a quarter of the world's land mass and claiming nearly seven hundred million people, Britain's empire was the largest in human history. For many, it epitomized the nation's cultural superiority, but what legacy have we delivered to the world? Spanning more than two hundred years of history, Caroline Elkins reveals an evolutionary and racialized doctrine that espoused an unrelenting deployment of violence to secure and preserve British imperial interests. She outlines how ideological foundations of violence were rooted in Victorian calls for punishing indigenous peoples who resisted subjugation, and how over time this treatment became increasingly systematised. And she makes clear that when Britain could no longer maintain control over the violence it provoked and enacted, Britain retreated from its empire, destroying and hiding incriminating evidence of its policies and practices. Drawing on more than a decade of research on four continents, Legacy of Violence implicates all sides of the political divide regarding the creation, execution, and cover-up of imperial violence. By demonstrating how and why violence was the most salient factor underwriting both the empire and British imperial identity, Elkins explodes long-held myths and sheds a disturbing new light on empire's role in shaping the world today.

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Beyoncé is not an ally. Actions speak louder than words, Mrs. Carter. #Dubai #$$$

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Jay Lerner-Z
#76LET US HONOR OUR PRESIDENTS, OR NOT
Posted: 4/15/24 at 12:44pm

A former president went on trial today.


Beyoncé is not an ally. Actions speak louder than words, Mrs. Carter. #Dubai #$$$

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ACL2006
#77LET US HONOR OUR PRESIDENTS, OR NOT
Posted: 4/19/24 at 2:04pm

Jay Lerner-Z said: "A former president went on trial today."

 

LOCK HIM UP!!


A Chorus Line revival played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013. Another non-equity tour launched on January 20, 2018. The tour ended its US run in Kansas City and then toured throughout Japan August & September 2018.

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Jay Lerner-Z
#78LET US HONOR OUR PRESIDENTS, OR NOT
Posted: 5/30/24 at 6:04pm

Guilty on all charges.

 

Still not the worst thing a President has ever done, but a day for the history books nonetheless.


Beyoncé is not an ally. Actions speak louder than words, Mrs. Carter. #Dubai #$$$

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ACL2006
#79LET US HONOR OUR PRESIDENTS, OR NOT
Posted: 5/30/24 at 8:00pm

LOCK HIM UP ALREADY!!


A Chorus Line revival played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013. Another non-equity tour launched on January 20, 2018. The tour ended its US run in Kansas City and then toured throughout Japan August & September 2018.


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