All that flag waving and bombs bursting in air showing patriotism for America on the 4th is the biggest bunch of bullshit I know of, now that I am old enough to get it.
How do setting off fireworks and simulation of bombs bursting in air make us more patriotic? We have backlogs on veterans needing help....We have homeless, hungry americans. We have never ending war and too many injustices and corruption.
How does the noise help the families or the vets or the pets in celebrating the independence regarding our break away from England?
How does a BBQ fill a belly that goes hungry most other times of the year?
How does fighting for womens rights and equal pay and the war on the middle class
get flung in our faces 364 days of the year but we are to stand, salute flag, sing God Bless America and be a complete hypocritical jerk about our struggles of real freedom?
How is that not hypocritical?
Am I glad to be an American? I don't know anymore. I have never left the country but once and that was to Mexico. I don't believe we are all that great ...I will say that.
I am tired of these so called celebrations of hypocrisy to have a day off ( if lucky enough to have a job) only celebrate because it is the right thing to do, in the upbringing, have a day you can shoot your guns off in the air, make as much noise as you want and make a day to party. Celebrating your love for freedom doesn't have a damn thing to do with it. If it did...people would celebrate every day in some meaningful way.
It is just a holiday to party...Nothing to do with patriotism.
It actually is a solemn and sad day for many or most who serve or have served this country.
What a shame.....we really are a bunch of people who feel they have to be patriotic and yet the majority who do go all out never served, obstruct and do not give a damn about America or it's people.
Yeah OK I may be looking at this wrong in many's opinion but I sometimes wish the
British had won, maybe then the natives would not have had to be put on a trail of tears.