Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Independence Day, or IndepenDUNCE Day?

As is often the case, I find myself working on the Fourth of July. I don't mind, though, I have gotten to a point in my life at which I'd rather not deal with crowds, or traffic, or any other BS. I'm not even prepared to deal with noise this year. It also doesn't hurt that it is a double-pay day. If I need to celebrate a holiday, I can celebrate Arbor Day or St Swithin's Day.

I didn't have to be at work until 5PM, so I waited out the heat wave reading the outraged responses to NPR's tweeting of the Declaration of Independence and the hilarious responses to some dumbass predicting that the Democrats would start a civil war. There are a lot of dunces in this nation, so many that they jeopardize our democracy. As if that weren't bad enough, a US court ruled that there is no fundamental right to literacy. When asked what sort of government the Constitutional Convention implemented, Ben Franklin is reputed to have responded: "A republic, if you can keep it." If people don't wise up, those prospects seem dim.


Harry Hamid said...

The Civil War thing didn't happen, I guess. Maybe it just got rained out here in Houston.

Technically, Jones said that "This is the last 4th of July." I haven't checked my computer's 2019 calendar yet, but I expect it skip right from July 3rd to July 5th.

mikey said...

Here you hit on precisely the real problem, one that is continually overlooked by pol, pundits and peeps. The problem isn't Trump, or the GOP, or the media, or Alex Jones.

The problem is the sixty five million Americans who want a white nationalist authoritarian ethno-state, and are willing to empower any amount of destructive idiocy to get it.

Trump will be gone in two years. Those Americans who hate everything America is supposed to mean will still be here...