Have a Happy and Reflective Independence Day
In spite of my negative assessment of the direction of the government toward a high-tech police state, I still love the country, both the land and the society. The government, well, I regard it as a peculiar sort of occupying force.
Yeah, these thieving bastards were elected (not sure by whom), but they've effectively insulated themselves from any meaningful challenge by anyone who could actually effect change toward liberty.
The schools are run by and for government.
The corporate structure is built to supply and bolster government.
The healthcare system is being increasingly designed to keep government informed, and is being run by government direction.
The social welfare system is being run by government to keep people in their place.
Tranportation systems are fully controlled by government to direct the movement of both goods and people.
And the electorial system is run by government.
In light of all this we should enjoy Independence Day (which sould really be July 2nd, not July 4th) both as a fun day of BBQ's and fireworks, but as a day of reflection. It's a day to read the Declaration of Independence and take note of the grievances addressed against the British Crown at that time. One might also observe that all of those grievances have been committed by the current federal and local governments against us.
And think about whether you like that.
Happy Independence Day!
They've killed Freedom! Those Bastards!