Thoughts on the Revolution
Well, I had some big, ambitious post to put up here about the 4th of July, but I realize that it ended up being some rambling dispeptic tirade sounding like nothing so much as some crazy homeless guy hopped up on sterno and paint fumes, so I just canned the whole thing.
I do want to say this. I have, through years of military service, fortuitous circumstance, or other random job opportunities either lived in or visited over 23 countries of this world. Ghana, Korea, Japan and most of the Persian Gulf countries. Mexico, Canada, Australia and a whole bunch of European countries. And I will tell you one thing, unequivocally, and without reservation. No where. NO WHERE else in this world do people enjoy the kinds of personal freedoms that we in the United States take so much for granted.
An all the self-important Hollywood poppinjays who have nothing better to do than strut around lamenting how terrible America is as they cash another million dollar paycheck can just bite me. And hypocritcal racist assholes like Chris Rock who spend so much of their time whipping up racial division while having no problem taking whitey’s money at the box office, can just STFU. Why people continue to give air time to gasbags like them is beyond me.
Anyway, no, the USA isn’t perfect. But no one or no thing ever is. But, warts and all, I think we’ve got the best thing going, and I’ve got no problem saying, proclaiming and shouting that I am PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN.
In conclusion to this rambling dispetic tirade, I submit this:
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. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,
From the consent of the governed. Not at the whims of the rulers. And when that’s no longer the case, bad shit happens. Just sayin’.