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By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world.
The foe long since in silence slept;
Alike the conqueror silent sleeps;
And Time the ruined bridge has swept;
Down the dark stream which seaward creeps.
On this green bank, by this soft stream,
We set today a votive stone;
That memory may their deed redeem,
When, like our sires, our sons are gone.
Spirit, that made those heroes dare,
To die, and leave their children free,
Bid Time and Nature gently spare
The shaft we raise to them and thee.
— The Concord Hymn by Ralph Waldo Emerson
The “shot heard round the world” referenced a moment that was an seminal moment in history where a subject people decided to be free. The Raid Heard Round the World is a seminal moment when a free people are intended to become subjects.
Tell every (R) you know to do what they can to make sure this ends now. Fascism has arrived in America and if we do not stand now we will kneel forevermore.Published in