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Blacked out: Writer is turning celeb sexual misconduct statements into ‘Blackout Poetry’

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A poet has been printing out the statements from powerful celebrities regarding sexual misconduct and turning them into powerful erasure poetry.

The poet has reworked the statements from Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K., Harvey Weinstein, Richard Dreyfuss and many more.

Erasure poetry is a genre in which the writer takes a block or passage of words and blacks out large portions, leaving a short passage remaining. In this case, the writer is leaving text that reveals “a revelation of hidden intent in a text I find questionable,” the poet, Isobel O’Hare told Fast Company.

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The works have been gaining a large amount of attention on social media, even catching the attention of Weinstein’s most vocal accuser, Rose McGowan.

“I came of age in a culture of demons I respect more than women,” Weinstein’s statement was blacked out to read.

“I ignored reality for eons,” Dreyfuss’ poem reads.

“There are stories about me that have been fueled by my own behavior,” O’Hare’s edit on Spacey’s statement was edited to say.

“My dick is a question I run from,” C.K.’s poem asserts.

O’Hare explained to Fast Company that she became inspired after noticing similar language and phrasing in each statement.

“I started noticing, while reading these statements, that many of them used similar language,” O’Hare explained. “There was a theme of ‘that was the culture then’ and sexist language like ‘these women’ kept appearing. I wanted to draw attention to that and to show what the men writing these statements didn’t realize they were revealing about themselves.”

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President Trump Announces New 1776 Commission to Promote Patriotic Education in Nation’s Schools

An alternative to leftist brainwashing.

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President Donald Trump announced the formation of a new ‘1776 Commission’ during a speech at the National Archives Museum on Thursday, creating a new commission that will work to instill principles of patriotic and pro-American education in defiance to left-wing school and university systems.

The President spoke of the need for the new commission in light of the vision championed by the cultural left, citing the New York Times’ 1619 Project and ‘critical race theory’ anti-white teachings pervasive throughout Fortune 500 companies and federal government agencies. (The President issued an executive order banning critical race theory brainwashing at the beginning of the month.)

The 1776 Commission will work to promote patriotic education and defend American heritage and character. It’s likely the organization will create curriculum that celebrates the American legacy, as leftists in public school and university systems work relentlessly to attack it.

Our mission is to defend the legacy of America’s founding, the virtue of America’s heroes, and the nobility of the American character,” Trump said of the Commission’s goals. “We must clear away the twisted web of lies in our schools and classrooms and teach our children the magnificent truth about our country. We want our sons and daughters to know that they are the citizens of the most exceptional nation in the history of the world.

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These radicals have been aided and abetted by liberal politicians, establishment media, and even large corporations,” Trump said. “Whether it is the mob in the street or the cancel culture in the boardroom, the goal is the same: To silence dissent, to scare you out of speaking the truth, and to bully Americans into abandoning their values, their heritage, and their very way of life.”

We are here today to declare that we will never submit to tyranny. We will reclaim our history and our country for citizens of every race, color, religion, and creed,” the president continued.

The President understands that conservatives and patriots must fight for cultural power as they do for political power, an pressing priority for conservatives who desire to fight back against the cultural left’s domination of the educational world.

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