Skylight confetti with sparks and pops, this fatuous celebration devoid of substance, tastes like McDonalds and Bud-light.
Instant food and beer, fireworks and Fourth of July. There is something about this picture. Tainted and veiled, a dose of penicillin.
Unlike the tranquil blue sea and the contemplating trees, we possess a rather peculiar proclivity to adorn the truth with a red carpet.
Red carpet is bullshit and so are the fire works.
Here’s what you’re celebrating here, Mike.
“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”
Separation. Separation from the association. Not only from a community and political band, but from a stifling essence of a collective consciousness that binds and chains a free-spirited, earth-embracing, open and spiritual. Separation from the old, conservative, backward thinking; it’s the promise of a new, exciting and creative mind, a new consciousness made up of hope, love, respect and divine providence.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness;”
Life. Liberty. The Pursuit of Happiness. The pursuit of happiness, which may never be obtained, but one that teeters in-between the perpetual struggle and the being.
“…Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.”
Truth triumphants over despotism, usurpations and suffering. There is nothing more beautiful and celebratory than the recognition, acknowledgement and understanding of the truth.
“WE, THEREFORE, the REPRESENTATIVES of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, in General Congress assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name and by the authority of the good people of these colonies solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, FREE AND INDEPENDENT STATES; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British crown and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved; and that, as free and independent states, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do. And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”
FREE AND INDEPENDENT STATES. Freedom. Not only from oppression and the delineating relations, but from the mind-spirit-conciousness of old, binding, closed-minded, bureaucratic bullshit of the decrepit civilization.
Fourth of July, the celebration of American Enlightenment.