Happy Fourth of July to all my followers!🥳
Yes, that extends to my international followers, too! The Fourth of July doesn’t have to be exclusive to those living inside our borders, you know. I don’t intend to say this braggadociously, but I believe America is and has been a force for good in the world since its Founding back in 1776. We have waged wars against slavery, fascism, and communism.
And guess what? We won every single damn one of them!
This is not to say that your primary allegiance needs to be to America, and not the country of your origin. Hell, even Brits can celebrate with us!
We forgive you guys for firing your muskets at us! And stabbing us with bayonets! Don’t worry, we’re cool!
Needless to say, this year’s Independence Day is a sadly unconventional one. There’s COVID-19 putting a monkey wrench into things, you see. I was excited to watch the famed Blue Angel Airshow in Pensacola today. Unfortunately, the spectacle and fireworks show have been cancelled to discourage mass congregations which could spread the virus. Bars are also closed in my state. Diners are only open at half-capacity.
To make matters worse, protestors are trying to erase or privatize monuments of our past. There’s even talk of disposing of Mount Rushmore! That landmark is as American as it gets!
The rationale is that the men immortalized on the mountain were slaveowners and racists. If you’re going to focus on a person’s negative attributes, you might as well not immortalize anyone at any point in history.
Imagine this happening in 100 years: Will we remove Barack Obama’s name and visage from public places because he didn’t agree with polyamory? Or recreational drug use? Or zoophilia? Pedophilia? Or making animals natural citizens? OR…you get the idea.
Leftist progressivism is always moving forward: such is the nature of the beast. The goalpost is constantly being moved. Don’t think for a second that leftists will never spearhead movements for the practices listed above.
But answer my query: Would it be fair if we disposed of Obama’s memory after he leaves the world? Why or why not?
This is what a lot of these protests are aiming for: Simply scrutinizing historical figures because they were flawed humans like we are. Why not just appreciate what Washington did during the Revolution? Why not appreciate what Ulysses Grant did for the Union during the Civil War? America wouldn’t be the country it is today if not for these two and many others.
Focusing on the negative is a conscious choice. Focusing on the negative breeds negativity and divisiveness.
The Fourth of July this year doesn’t have us celebrating America, but rather trying to defend America. It has us trying to save America. It’s truly a sad state of affairs.
I love America. I love all the opportunities it affords its citizens. I love the innovative climate that has prospered here. Said climate has not only benefited us but people from around the world as well. American Bill Gates has poured billions of dollars into Africa to fight AIDS and hunger. South African tech genius Elon Musk ventured to America to realize his potential and bring his projects to fruition. Now he’s working on getting humanity to Mars and has talked of creating worldwide Internet access (yes, for Africa, too).
PewDiePie (i.e. Felix Kjellberg), a native Swede, has used American company YouTube to distribute his videos. And he’s done very well for himself, needless to say.
Now, as I type, I’m chasing an opportunity to get my content out there. I’m utilizing the services brought forth by American companies (WordPress, YouTube, Amazon, and Anchor) in order to work towards my content creation goals.
Guess what? I have America to thank for that. And so do you.
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