Fake Patriots and Fake George Washington Quotes   3 comments

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See this meme?

You can find it all over the net. The quote contained in it is extraordinarily popular in right wing circles. This should surprise nobody of course. It has George Washington singing the praises of private gun ownership as a means of preparing the population for possible war with their own government. The price of freedom, it seems to suggest, is the need to be ever vigilant against one’s own government, to be prepared at all times to rebel against that very government.

If you were to boil down the thinking of the Insurrectionists on January 6th, it might well be this quote right here.

There are different variations of the meme, to be sure, but the quote itself is near and dear to right wing America. They share it with each other, and with the rest of us, on a regular basis. I first encountered it when…

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Posted February 13, 2021 by kenneturner in Information

3 responses to “Fake Patriots and Fake George Washington Quotes

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  1. Incitement.

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  2. Thank you very much for the repost.

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  3. Thanks, Kenne, for this repost!

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