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After this 4th, do you even know what you were celebrating? Do you know why you were even willing to set fire to the neighbors roof with your out of control spinning wheel of fire? Do you know what your purpose was in this whole day of celebration?

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Fireworks exploding in the night sky.

The 4th of July celebration has come and gone. The smoke has dispersed into the air contributing to an already messed up air quality. Empty cartridges litter the street like summer snow. The soft smell of gunpower still lingers around our homes. Our pets have stopped their trembling through the night and finally relaxed, realizing that hunters have not descended onto their family.

After this 4th, do you even know what you were celebrating? Do you know why you were even willing to set fire to the neighbors roof with your out of control spinning wheel of fire? Do you know what your purpose was in this whole day of celebration?

Was this 4th just another excuse to get drunk, rabble rouse and cause commotion? Was it really worth the life of a man in Yuba City shot down by police because he was trying to get his neighbors to quiet down their use of illegal fireworks? Was it worth the countless fingers, toes, eyes and other body parts lost on this day?

Do you really know what you were celebrating? The coming of summer? Eating watermelon and swimming in a cold pool on hot summer nights? The capture and killing of a terrorist leader? The winning or losing or a war in a far off country? The coming of a new political party crying for the unjust to be overtaken? The rise of the Christian right and the proliferation of ignorance? Another oil spill in a river, destroying countless animals and native plants and tilting a fragile natural balance in the favor of the destruction of the entire planet? Or the vapid squalor and waste of American resources?

The 4th of July doesn’t really mean anything anymore. Its just another excuse to be out of control in the streets. There is no mention of the Revolutionary war (the original terrorist movement by the way). There is a rare father or mother explaining to their children why they are setting fires into the sky. There is rarely even talk of independence from anything at all. If anything, this is a frivilous example of American dependence on a decaying capatlist structure. When will the rats jump from the ship?

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