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bigtree

(86,346 posts)
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 08:34 AM Jun 11

Pres. Biden's warning at the White House Juneteenth concert: "There are old ghosts in new garments"

Edward-Isaac Dovere @IsaacDovere 10h
Biden’s warning at the Juneteenth concert at the White House: “There are old ghosts in new garments trying to take us back.”




President Biden warned on Monday of “old ghosts in new garments trying to take us back” in remarks commemorating Juneteenth, the national holiday that marks the freedom of the last enslaved people in America, and vowed that his administration was committed to protecting Black history and civil rights.

Speaking from the South Lawn of the White House, where he held a concert in honor of the upcoming holiday, Mr. Biden assailed efforts to erase Black history through book bans, limit opportunities through attacks on diversity programs and chip away at freedoms like the right to vote.

“Our history is not just about the past,” he told the crowd. “It’s about our present and our future. It’s whether that future is a future for all of us, not just for some of us.

“Folks, Black history is American history,” he said to applause, vowing that his administration would always “uplift it and protect it.”

Mr. Biden signed legislation in 2021 making June 19, or Juneteenth, a federal holiday, the first new national holiday since one honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was established in 1983. The holiday marks the day in 1865 that the last remaining slaves, living in Galveston, Texas, learned they were free more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.

“It wasn’t just a symbolic gesture,” Mr. Biden said. “It was a statement of fact. It was about a statement of faith. It was a testament to the resilience of generations of Black Americans, who kept their eyes set on the nation’s North Star.”

read: https://wol.com/biden-honoring-juneteenth-warns-of-danger-of-old-ghosts-in-new-garments/


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Pres. Biden's warning at the White House Juneteenth concert: "There are old ghosts in new garments" (Original Post) bigtree Jun 11 OP
. bigtree Jun 11 #1
Don't know where the YouTube commenters come from, but every time a Biden video appears, there are horrible liars. ancianita Jun 11 #2
the comments are like the time idiots were using regular phones as a party line bigtree Jun 11 #6
lol yeah well I was a little kid in the 50's and can hardly remember the reference. ancianita Jun 11 #7
Pipeline, Jam Line, or Beep Line bigtree Jun 11 #10
Hah. Okay, I'll take your word for it. ancianita Jun 11 #11
the crap that they would yell was off the hook bigtree Jun 11 #12
This message was self-deleted by its author bigtree Jun 11 #9
Troll farms. 2naSalit Jun 11 #8
It was a good speech. But the writer referred to President Biden as Mr. Biden. 1WorldHope Jun 11 #3
good catch bigtree Jun 11 #5
Recommended. H2O Man Jun 11 #4

bigtree

(86,346 posts)
1. .
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 10:50 AM
Jun 11
Speaking from the South Lawn of the White House, where he held a concert in honor of the upcoming holiday, Mr. Biden assailed efforts to erase Black history through book bans, limit opportunities through attacks on diversity programs and chip away at freedoms like the right to vote.

Mr. Biden signed legislation in 2021 making June 19, or Juneteenth, a federal holiday, the first new national holiday since one honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was established in 1983. The holiday marks the day in 1865 that the last remaining slaves, living in Galveston, Texas, learned they were free more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.

The day had long been celebrated by Black Americans, but members of Congress and a civil rights activist from Texas pushed for years to make it a federal holiday. Mr. Biden has said that signing the legislation was one of his proudest moments as president.

“It wasn’t just a symbolic gesture,” Mr. Biden said. “It was a statement of fact. It was about a statement of faith. It was a testament to the resilience of generations of Black Americans, who kept their eyes set on the nation’s North Star.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/10/us/politics/biden-juneteenth.html



FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces New Actions to Protect and Preserve Our Nation’s African American History Ahead of Juneteenth National Independence Day
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2024/06/10/fact-sheet-biden-harris-administration-announces-new-actions-to-protect-and-preserve-our-nations-african-american-history-ahead-of-juneteenth-national-independence-day/

ancianita

(36,562 posts)
2. Don't know where the YouTube commenters come from, but every time a Biden video appears, there are horrible liars.
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 11:02 AM
Jun 11

Last edited Tue Jun 11, 2024, 01:28 PM - Edit history (1)

I keep faith in Pres. Biden, who's the hardest working, most productive president in my lifetime, yet it's angering and depressing to see the platform allow thousands upon thousands of haters' comments.

bigtree

(86,346 posts)
6. the comments are like the time idiots were using regular phones as a party line
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 01:21 PM
Jun 11

...where you could hear several yahoos shouting things into the phone right before you hung up.

bigtree

(86,346 posts)
10. Pipeline, Jam Line, or Beep Line
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 04:45 PM
Jun 11

Thanks to a quirk of the old analog system, savvy phone customers had access to chat lines long before that term was coined. Beginning in the mid-1960s, the Bell System started implementing its new Electronic Switching System, and during that lengthy and elaborate process, the modern switches were installed parallel to the old mechanical devices already in place. As a result, a loop was created so that when a circuit was overloaded, people could talk to one another between the beeps of a busy signal or during the spaces between a repeating “Your call could not be completed as dialed” recording. It didn’t take long for teens to exploit this easy and cost-free way (because you didn’t get charged for an incomplete call) to talk to a whole horde of people. The key was that a lot of people had to dial the same number in order to properly overload the circuit. The phenomenon was called different things in different locales, including “the Jam Line,” “the Beep Line,” and “the Pipeline.”

(sorry, corrupted link)

Response to bigtree (Reply #6)

1WorldHope

(755 posts)
3. It was a good speech. But the writer referred to President Biden as Mr. Biden.
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 11:15 AM
Jun 11

During a time where other journalists refer to tfg as President tfg, I wish they would take more care to address the actual President by his title.

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