quinta-feira, 29 de outubro de 2020

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Anonymous no more. Miles Taylor, the former Chief of Staff at the Department of Homeland Security, during John Kelly's tenure as Secretary of Homeland Security, identified himself as the author of the piece that came out in The New York Times, two years ago, detailing the mess that is the Trump Presidency. He is also the author of the book "A Warning."

It is funny, but there are always these people in the United States that have this idea that you can speak truth to power. Ever since Donald Trump announced his candidacy that people have been coming forward denouncing his shortcomings, a steady drum roll of voices getting louder and louder, which will continue until he leaves office.

The idea put forth is always the same: America is better than this. The future has to be better than this. We, as a people, must come together, despite our differences, and carve a better path for the nation. There is no other way and we will keep on trying until we get it right. That is the debt that we owe those that came before us and those that will come after us.

Our inspiration are the giants on which shoulders we stand. Miles Taylor quoted Abraham Lincoln's inaugural address from a time in which the country also faced a perilous path:

We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
~ Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861
And Taylor concludes:
"Heed Lincoln’s words. We must return to our founding principles. We must rediscover our better angels. And we must reconcile with each other, repairing the bonds of affection that make us fellow Americans"
~ Miles Taylor, A Statement, Why I'm No Longer "Anonymous," October 28, 2020

1 comentário:

  1. Hmmm. Parece um pouco outdated vir agora assumir-se? Não sei. Daqui, não estou a vislumbrar a relevância.
    Não havia também há uns 20 anos um livro anónimo sobre casa Branca, ou estou a baralhar? Wag the dog or something not so comic.... A capa era com bandeira EUA acho eu.... 🤔


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