Independence Day is dead. Long live The Fourth of July.
It used to bother me that people never called the day "Independence Day". But I finally realized they were right all along. I was wrong. It isn't Independence Day. Not anymore.
Now it's all about dependence. Dependence upon military worship- called "patriotism". Dependence upon what the "laws" allow you to do to celebrate the watered down version of the holiday. It's all about worshiping the greatest enemy that America ever faced- The State. The way "The 4th" is celebrated now is spitting in the face of the original reason for the holiday.
I'm against "capital punishment" but it seems that the honest way to celebrate Independence Day, a real Independence Day, would be to tar and feather, or hang- depending on the damage the individual has done- a few anti-liberty bigot politicians. Each and every year. That would be appropriate to the circumstances in which we find ourselves. It would serve as a warning that the death of independence will not go unpunished.
But that's just wishful thinking. So instead I will honor independence in my own mind while I ignore everyone around me celebrating The Fourth of July.
And I'll fly my own flag, thank you very much...
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