The nation’s observed birthday—July 4th—always brings forth what passes for modern day “patriotism”: prominent displays of the flag everywhere, celebration of the military, picnics, backyard barbecues, and obviously fireworks.
There is even an occasional tribute to the nation’s “founders,” those men who supposedly signed the Declaration of Independence on this date, (they didn’t) and the genius of Thomas Jefferson who purportedly masterminded and wrote the document.
Nevertheless Americans, although a great people, are usually vacant on their history, and many rarely admit it, because history seems a like a dusty little hobby that is irrelevant to the “here and now,” which self-help gurus apparently tell us we need to focus on.
However, comparatively, people in other countries usually pay more attention to their own history and those of at least their region of the world.
Because many people in the United States apparently do not value history very much, they tend to allow politicians to be selective in their remembering of historical events—usually to manipulate public nationalism (which now passes for patriotism) for their own dubious policy goals.
For example, if Americans had focused more on the fact that historically, the Vietnamese had been fighting fiercely over the centuries to throw out foreign invaders—such as the Japanese, the Chinese, and recently the French—perhaps they would have demanded that their politicians think twice, even three times, about invading that country.
And if Americans had known that the historically fractious Iraq, an artificial country that had been created by the greedy colonial powers after World War I to exploit the country’s oil reserves, they might have wisely rejected George W. Bush’s attempt at military social work in one of the most unlikely places in the Middle East for democracy to flourish.
Similarly, if most of the American public had been more aware that the mighty British Empire had failed three times to subdue Afghanistan in the 1800’s and early 1900’s, and that the Soviets had ignominiously withdrew in defeat from that country just over a decade before, perhaps they would have pressured George W. Bush to be more selective in his military response to 9/11.
If we had, American’s today would be avoiding the current quagmire in that warlike and xenophobic country, which especially hates foreign invaders.
In fact, the vast majority of Americans would scratch their heads when asked about the causes of other traumatic events in the nation’s history.
For example, they wouldn’t be able to tell you what motivated the British to burn Washington, D.C. in the War of 1812, the Japanese to attack Pearl Harbor to begin World War II, or Osama bin Laden to launch cowardly terror attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Centers on September 11, 2001.
Yet only in the new physics can we have uncaused events. Many Americans seem to ignore such causes because they do not like to complicate the story of their government heroically battling the forces of evil.
Americans are not the only country to distort history to their liking, but they do seem far too brain washed on historical details, thus allowing their politicians to manipulate them into usually disastrous adventures at home and abroad.
The asinine Obama administration just patted itself on the back by disclosing that the president expanded Bush’s drone wars against terrorists to at least seven countries on two continents.
The Obama morons are very quick to brag that modern technology has allowed the killing of between 2.372 and 2,581 “combatants” from 2009 to through the end of 2015, but only between 64 and 116 civilians during that same period (most independent groups tracking such civilian deaths put the total about two-to-three times higher).
What the Obama administration does not brag about is that all of these killings, however, were only “outside areas of active hostilities,” such as Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and Libya, not in the designated war zones of Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria.
In a republic, there are several problems with these secret clandestine wars. The first is that the killing of any civilians by a foreign attacker is used as a propaganda tool by Islamist militants, thus helping to recruit more terrorists.
In Yemen, documentation by journalists on the ground has shown that U.S. drone strikes and air strikes have motivated the angry Yemeni population to significantly swell the ranks of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula there.
Second, and even more important, many American seem to have forgotten that their Constitution (much more important than the Declaration of Independence, because it is supposed to be a legally binding constraint on adventure-happy Democrats) requires that Congress, the representatives of the American people, approve wars, which has not occurred with the secret drone wars.
Even the congressional resolutions approving U.S. military action in the three designated war zones are way more than a decade old and out of date (in Afghanistan and Iraq) or nonexistent (in Syria).
The arrogance of the Obama administration in conducting such constitutionally dangerous secret wars was brought forth by Hillary Clinton and an unnamed administration official when defending the data release on drone war killings (which conveniently didn’t provide enough details to allow the media or private organizations to match it up with their higher totals), “We didn’t have to do this in the first place. We do believe we’re trying to go the extra mile here.” At least go the extra ten miles and make these illegal wars legitimate by getting congressional approval or, even better, go the extra hundred miles by ending such counterproductive adventurism.
Shamefully, many Americans do not pressure their politicians to follow the Constitution, because most seem to regard it as a dusty old historical document, which has become less important as people began excessively worshipping the American flag and the alleged signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
What I am confident would surprise most American’s is that the Declaration of Independence was not signed on the 4th of July. In fact, it only became an important document many years later when its lead plagiarizer, Thomas Jefferson, became a prominent national politician.
Those Americans who have studied and remembered our great nations history, should probably instead celebrate September 17, 1787—the date the newly signed Constitution brought forth our democracy system of government that many patriotic Americans have enjoyed for well over 200 years—even over July 2, 1776, the important date on which the Continental Congress voted for independence from Britain.
However regardless of the day it was signed, the American Constitution was enacted to make America a peaceful republic, not a split down the middle nation of people arguing whether or not they should rid the country of crooked politicians and tyrannical leaders, who are not even American’s, such as Obama.
I propose that every American regardless of what day you believe we should celebrate our nations independence, put away your anger over one political party or another, remembering instead our forefathers who fought so hard to make America a great nation of people who all have the unified desire to live in peace.
As you eat your hot dogs, drink your beer and watch fireworks today, please reconsider ever electing a person who puts a foreign countries’ interests ahead of our own.
Please reconsider electing a psychotic, lying and homicidal bitch who left four of our people to die in a foreign land, only to join forces with an anti-American leader to lie about the whole incident. A bitch who is so greedy that she has sold our country out repeatedly to foreign interests. A bitch that is so anti-American that she supports a Muslim from Kenya whose primary mission is to destroy the USA. Has our history over the past 240 years taught us nothing?
Finally, I ask that you all join with me, in making America a peaceful place for all people again – regardless of your political, religious, economic and or historic beliefs, by electing an actual American born leader who truly cares about this great nation – Donald John Trump.
Make America great again – Make America safe again – Make America the peaceful place our forefathers intended it to be. Happy Independence Day my fellow American’s. May God bless us all.