The fourth of july commemorates the birth of a nation, a nation that was originally born by a select few who fled religious oppression which was rampant in the european society of the day.
But all they really did was bring oppression bigotry racism sexism and any other kind of ism you can think of with them, and then carefully craft them to a fine point over the last 400 years.
In very short time after arriving the only thing hunted more than wild turkey was the American native people, whether by blunder buss or small pox from the tens of millions of Indians here when we arrived there only numbers in the tens of thousands today. As we talk about illegal immigrants and putting up border walls if the Indians of old were alive, they would be saying “why didn’t we think of that” because the largest group of illegal immigrants in this country is the white people.
The founding fathers soon realized they couldn’t build a nation in frock coats and powdered wigs so slavery was invented at least for the north American continent, over 180 million slaves were imported and treated worse than live stock. In the 1800’s it was ok to murder a mans slave but touch his horse and you were hung? It took until the civil rights act of fifty years ago this week for a conversation to even begin, for if anyone reading this believes for a moment racism is dead in this country read the rest of my blog and contact me I help the mentally challenged!
Women in this 21st century still only earn on average 70 cents on the dollar as a man, and he can as of this week can get a hard on courtesy of his employers medical insurance but his wife can’t prevent the unwanted pregnancy it causes because that’s religiously abhorrent?
I saw a great meme about the hobby business that won in the supreme court it went
KEEP YOUR THEOLOGY OUT OF MY GYNAECOLOGY!
Rowe v wade was 40 years ago yet we are now once again attempting to put women in a second class in society with that tight fitting glass ceiling firmly in place? One wonders how the republicans explain it to their assumedly educated wives and daughters?
The gay society has fought for decades in the modern era at least just to be allowed to love without being persecuted, and slowly state by state we are achieving the right to marry.
We can now serve openly in the military(like there were never gays in the trenches?) the defence of marriage act has been decided indefenceable by the attorney general of the united states. Yet in southern states( mainly the ones that still include the confederate flag in their state emblem) a business can ask you to leave or not provide a service if they want to use the old”your lifestyle is forcing me to go against gods teachings “bullshit.
We have a president who unfortunately has been judged by a court of popular opinion of the heinous crime of “being president while black” he inherited bushes shit, two wars we had no business being in and imaginery weapons of mass destruction( bush was the only weapon of mass destruction, unless you went hunting with cheney)
The republicans and the tea baggers are screaming “no illegal immigrants” and they hunt our brown neighbours from the south? Statistically white illegals from europe England and Australia outnumber latinos 4 to 1 and don’t forget our friends from the indian sub continent, they also are here illegally in greater numbers than the latino people? Why are they not on our shit list? Because they are more highly educated, the good ole boy will forgive it because you are their dentist ortheir proctologist (god knows those assholes need good proctoligists) their favorite restaurant owner, and our beautiful friends from the south only deliver their services so they are deemed by the conservatives “an expendable nuisance”
My fellow wasps what happened to the original reason this great nation was formed? Have you forgotten what is carved on the statue in the harbor? Yes 19 monsters attacked our great nation and almost 4,000 innocents on that day died and a great nation was shocked to their core, but since that day we invaded two countries that had nothing to do with 9/11 losing over 6,000 brave men and women of our armed forced and leaving over 250,000 seriously disabled not one of the terrorists was Iraqi or afghani.
Yes we must be forever vigilant, we have our amazing men and women in uniform for that but before you attack someone next time because they are not the same skin hue as you take a look at evey graduation of boot camp? More non whites from other countries than whites. These people are ready to die for this great nation and yet just like the tuskeege airmen who when they came home had to sit on the back of the bus you will treat our service men and women as if they swam the rio grand to get here?
My nephew is blond hair blue eyed and a proud US marine, but before you send him membership for the KKK his mother was born in Russia his father in cuba but you will not find a prouder American than him.
So America on this day that celebrates the birth of this great nation, remember not only the men wearing white powdered wigs that signed the papers say thankyou to people of more than 360 nations that built it and continue to keep it safe till this day.
Happy fourth of july and thankyou to the men and women of the armed forces who keep it safe.