Or is it?
Today, we celebrate the 244th birthday of our nation, the United States of America.
But what, in fact, is there to celebrate?
We are plagued by the worst pandemic we’ve seen in a century.
We are plagued by polarization the likes of which this nation has never seen with the possible exception of the civil war.
We have a group of people that truly believe that science is their enemy.
We have a movement that has digressed to the belief that the world is flat.
We have one news channel pounding out the ravings of a craven lunatic.
We have a craving lunatic as our president, who, rather than try to unite us on our birthday, seeks to widen the gap between us all.
There was a dream once that was America. There was this idea that you could be anybody you wanted to be, do anything you wanted to do, worship anything or anybody you wanted to worship – or worship nothing or nobody at all.
There was this dream once that was America. There, all you needed was the will to work, the ability to live and let live, the will to fight to defend what was yours and the will to do all of it at any given time when need be.
And now we find ourselves divided. Quite possibly beyond repair.
I can’t remember a time where any leader of this once great nation would attempt to make our division worse. However, today, that seems to be exactly what our current president is desperately trying to do.
There used to be a time where we as Americans understood one another. We may not always agree with one another – hell, who does – but we could agree to disagree and put our differences aside to do what was best for the greater good.
I’ve heard lately a great deal of people talking about the disparity of a two party system. They’ve said that it’s not tenable, that it’s not representative of the people.
I honestly do not believe that.
What we have are special interest groups, mostly of the 1% mega-wealthy of this nation and this planet, turn words into accusations. In so doing, they turn us against one another. In that manner, they keep power.
There are two words Americans associate with politics:
That is who we are. That is all we have ever needed to succeed in this thing we call life.
But what has happened is that those special interest 1% groups have warped and twisted those words into meaning something that they don’t. Let’s look them both up in the dictionary just for argument’s sake.
1.open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values.”they have more liberal views toward marriage and divorce than some people”
2.(of education) concerned mainly with broadening a person’s general knowledge and experience, rather than with technical or professional training.
holding to traditional attitudes and values and cautious about change or innovation, typically in relation to politics or religion.
So, of the two, which had you rather actually be a part of?
Don’t answer that question. Because the definition of Conservative isn’t true. It’s not what conservatives used to be, rather, it’s what they’ve become. Our current president fully adopts that definition though.
- He believes blacks should still be slaves.
- He believes whites are superior.
- He believes nothing should have ever changed about the United States from the day it was founded.
So do his followers.
There’s only one problem with that: that is NOT what a conservative is.
A true, dyed in the wool, red blooded, conservative republican believes that:
- You do not get involved in other people’s business that doesn’t concern you.
- You do not spend money that you do not have.
- You clean up your house first before you worry about anybody else’s.
That is what a conservative is…or rather used to be.
Religion and money got a hold of the GOP and corrupted it into what it is today – a party of white, racist, womanizing mongrels that will do whatever it takes to steal everything they can for themselves while throwing the rest of the world under the bus.
So what is there to celebrate on our 244th birthday?
With all of that, why bother?
Because, my friends, there is hope!
The one thing this nation has never been short of is hope. Those old, true, red blooded, dyed in the wool conservatives have now launched a multitude of platforms against the current GOP party goers.
The liberals have finally consolidated behind one leader to take back the white house.
Things are turning, my friends. They’re turning for the good.
Yes, it will take some time for it to all come to fruition, but believe me it will.
What we have now is the majority of Americans working together to get rid of our current leader, who is completely worthless, corrupt, evil and that’s just for starters.
His own party has begun to turn against him.
Today, we celebrate not just our independence, but the fact that America, in the end, hasn’t lost site of what she hoped to be. The majority of us all realize now how far off the path we’ve gone, and we’re all working so very hard to right the course.
Today, we celebrate getting back to who we are. We’re going there, folks. Together.
We’re going to get rid of the absolute horror that is Trump and everything he stands for.
That is what we celebrate today; us. That with all of our differences, with all of our contrary points of view, we can all agree on one thing:
45 has to go.
Happy 4th of July.