Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Rumsfeld Lives in Notorious Home

Heavily scarred back of an American slave. Slavery & sadistic torture in North America existed for 350 years.

Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense in the G.W. Bush administration. His vacation house was previously owned by a slaveholding family made infamous by a classic of American letters from 1845: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass, mid-19th century American author of that ex-slave autobiography, and lifelong activist and orator for social equality. His autobiography details the street addresses and persons who beat him during his slave years. He was beaten at least 25 times in the house now owned by Rumsfeld.*

This uncanny fact strikes me as a revealing non-coincidence. Some will complain about my tortured logic, nevertheless this is a logic of torture.

*According to Harper's Index: "Minimum number of times that Frederick Douglass was beaten in what is now Donald Rumsfeld’s vacation home: 25."


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