When I lived in Scotland, I was told the legend of a lone MacDonald highlander, perched on the edge of the battlefield after the battle of Killiecrankie. The story goes that he was overheard keening:
Twas a bad day today.
As bad a day as yesterday.
Will be a bad day tomorrow.
The person who related the story to me called this MacDonald’s Lament. I have never been able to validate it, but it seems to fit the weekend.
Here’s some of the living descendants of Frederick Douglass reading his classic essay What To the Slave Is the Fourth of July:
Here’s the abolitionist version of My Country Tis of Thee:
And since I know you’ll riot if I don’t post it, your daily Patron!
What's up? 😝 It's me. I decided to write to you more actively here. And I think to do it in English. 👍🏻 or 👎🏻? pic.twitter.com/Dvtf97mkZ5
— Patron (@PatronDsns) July 4, 2022
Here’s new video from Patron’s official TikTok:
The caption says:
I visited the wreckage of the Chernihiv Bridge… #pespatron #patrondsns #slavaukraine
I’ll be back tomorrow night with a regular update.