Monday, July 4, 2011


The 4th has come again. Let the revelry begin. Backyard BBQ's, pick up ball games, gambling, drinking, sex and of course the all important defining mark of the 4th. FIREWORKS!

Chances are I will decline on the revelry. Not because I am against the holdiday. I am just too beat up to enjoy most of the fun. Age sets in fast for those of my heritage who happen to have the misfortune of having a Y gene.
It just gets too late for me to watch the fireworks then endure an hour+ long drive home.
Anyways...I digress.

We should celebrate the 4th and remember why our forefathers rose up in rebelion. The government was being a pack of totalitarian, corrupt, shitbags. Sound familiar?

Our current government is becoming the monolithic totalitarian evil we need to stand against.
We have a military indutrial complex running the show.
We have a prison industrial complex developing at home that is a convieniant place to make enemies of the state disapear.
We have a corporate indutrial complex in thrall of the military complex that catters to the masters every whim.
For a free nation we incarcerate an aweful lot of people. I won't even bother citing any figures. The figures are out there and already well known by any educated informed person.
For a free nation we spend an aweful lot of money taking the freedom of other nations.

I posit that we are indeed not living in a free nation, but rather we are living under a despot greater than King George of old was.

What can we even hope to do?
Nothing from what I can see.
We are royaly screwed.

The idea of revolution at this point is a ludicrous proposition.
Shall we fight tanks and military aircraft with our rifles and IED's?
We can see how well that is working over seas. Those who fight our military are ground to a pulp. Even once powerful nations can be brought too their knees in no time with our miliary might. Iraq was a powerhouse in the middle east and how long did it take us to pwn the joint? Yeah, the insurgants are still causeing issues, but that is all. They are just a thorn in the ass. And too be honest I suspect that we allow some 'bad guys' to stay in operation just so as to give us an enemy to maintain the fight.
War is big buisness ya know....

Elections have been being riged since the days of Athens. There is no true democracy. Even when democracy does work and the peoples canidates are voted in it only takes about 3 days on average before the politician gets bought or intimidated into submision by the powers that be.

So today go out and blast those fireworks, eat hotdogs by the dozen and party in celebration of what a bunch of colonials could do that we can not. Secure their freedom.
Maybe by keeping this tradition alive to influence future generations some where in the future the woman or man who is in a position to overthrow our masters does so.

Happy 4th of July. And I mean that from the bottom of my heart.


Sevan said...

*sigh* :(

Anonymous said...

Someone asked Ben Franklin (after the constitutional convention, I believe) just what they had given us. Franklin said, a republic...if you can keep it. I agree with you, that train has certainly come off the rails! All the same, a Happy 4th to you both!

Dani xxx