My friend Becky tagged me on this one, as she was wondering whether the sign creators “realize they have paraphrased Langston Hughes? Do you think they know who Langston Hughes is?”
Later note: I originally titled this “GOP paraphrases Langston Hughes, probably by accident” but my friend Justin pointed out that the organization who did it is actually Mad Dog PAC, “which is definitely not GOP,”so I changed it.
But he adds “But that poem pretty much explains why “‘Make America Great Again’ as a slogan was aimed at white people.”
GOP Begins “Impeachment” Strategy To Energize Base – News and Guts – 4/8/18
Langston Hughes – Let America Be America Again
Let America be America again. Let it be the dream it used to be. Let it be the pioneer on the plain Seeking a home where he himself is free. (America never was America to me.) Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed— Let it be that great strong land of love Where never kings connive nor tyrants scheme That any man be crushed by one above. (It never was America to me.) - Read rest of poem