In an after-action report of the latest Independence Day celebration, despite pleas of unity and waking up to the fact that today we are experiencing reasons why in 1776 we declared independence from the mother country of England. Yet there were those who marched carrying US flags flown upside down [according to Flag Etiquette, meaning “distress”] and spasmodic rhetoric from socially superiority group painted the United States as racist and imperialistic. The commemorated not the celebration of the birth of our nation, but instead commemorating their hatred for it. It was not a demand that the United States government stop interfering with the affairs of other nations and getting involved, but condemning our country as imperialistic – grossly untrue, because if that were so we would be accumulating other nations as satellite states or colonies. Racism does exist, but it is because of society’s insistence upon multiculturalism, pockets of diversity that shred the threads of unity; where immigrants do not come here to assimilate into our culture, but create a mini-nation within a nation using the nation they left as a model making one wonder why they came here in the first place. Racism still exists because descendants of former slaves refuse to relegate that fact to history and move forward with intent of unification, not segregation that MLK worked so hard to eliminate.
As stated in Progressive magazine in 2010, Howard Zinn stated, and repeated by Progressives – Put Away the Flags:
On this July 4th, we would do well to renounce nationalism and all its symbols: its flags, its pledges of allegiance, its anthems, its insistence in song that God must single out America to be blessed. It is not nationalism – that devotion to a flag, an anthem, a boundary so fierce its engenders mass murder – one of the great evils of our time, along with racism, along with religious hatred?
The editor of Progressive, Matthew Rothschild, wrote:
You can call me unpatriotic if you’d like, but really I’m anti-patriotic. … Nationalism is the egg that hatches fascism. And patriotism is but the father of nationalism. … It masks those who benefit from state policy. … It gulls people into believing their leaders. … Plus, it’s a war toy, wheeled out whenever a leader needs to improve his ratings by attacking some other country – often after invoking God’s name, too.
What a confused individual.
First, he belongs to the political ideology of communism, where communists and its system killed as many as fascists have in the course of human history. Second, he denounces fascism, calling patriotism nationalism and then hails the greatness of loyalty to a state. People that believe in their leaders are “gullible” – yet this man represents a group that believes in and is loyal to the ultimate state, a mark of complete gullibility. Once upon a time in the United States, we were a beacon of liberty and thanks to a gift from France, that beacon shined off the shores of New York where immigrants came to become Americans, not to invade, not to subvert, or claim ownership of real estate of the United States. Our flag, and indeed it is the flag symbolizing the People, not the state, not the government – in unity with representation of fifty states unified under one remarkable constitution and its amendments. It represents individual freedom, not state superiority, and a symbol of a people united – not superiority over other nations. These people who denounce the flag and our unique form of patriotism, would say nothing if the flag was changed with an icon of the hammer and sickle – which represents a nationalism.
It is not our established traditions and symbols that is the problem, it is that too many Americans have turned away from the original concept of a constitutional republic, replacing it with something else, an American style of socialism that hails the welfare nanny state and whose God IS the state.
These misled Americans who have never visited or lived anywhere else, claim we need to adopt other systems, those that history proves do not stand up to the constitutional republic, the rule of law, not the rule of the mob or society’s egotistical, sanctimonious “elite”. Liberal progressives hate Independence Day because it represents a conservative side of society and a system that should be adhering to constitutional law and the Bill of Rights – a solid foundation. They denounce Christianity painting them as “intolerant” – but say nothing or encourage Islamic conquest through subversion that represents the most intolerant religion worldwide, whose doctrine against others with a different religion or no religion at all. Show me a Christian who burns/destroys mosques, temples, and synagogues – places of worship of other religions in the United States [or elsewhere]. Tell me about Christians who hang, behead, torture or stone to death unbelievers or those who transgress against the Ten Commandments or any of their religious doctrine. They may denounce them as sinners and carry signs saying so, but rare is the time when they use violence to express their beliefs. [Don’t bother bringing up medieval period, we are discussing now; conquest and control was the theme for both the Papacy and Islam]
Chris Rock and other people who insist upon continuing racist rhetoric and attitudes because, as Rock tweeted:
Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren’t free but I’m sure they enjoyed the fireworks. Slaves weren’t freed for another 90 years.
Independence Day is a celebration of declaring independence from a tyrant across the sea and whose troops and magistrates were here to control the populace. Emancipation is the celebration of the long-awaited freedom of slaves. Doing the right thing in declaring that slavery was illegal when our nation was being formed and the Constitution to be ratified would have never allowed unification and the nation would have been divided sooner than 1860. True, it is sad that it took a civil war to finally end slavery in the United States, but nevertheless, it does not undermine the purpose and the reasons why independence was declared in 1776. The Zimmerman trial is a perfect example of how the media and the racial lynch mob perpetuates something that should have disappeared long ago. Thomas Sowell, a descendant from a slave, wrote:
…slaves and enslavers alike have been of every race, religion and nationality. But this is not the message being taught in our schools and colleges, or dramatized on television and in the movies. The message pounded home again and again is that white people enslaved black people. If American society and Western civilization are different from other societies and civilization, it is that they eventually turned against slavery, and stamped it out, at a time when non-Western societies around the world were still maintaining slavery and resisting Western pressures to end slavery, including in some cases armed resistance.
And their ancestors must pay for it. The United States, in the same vein of thought, must forever be punished for its failures and transgressions [against native Americans], not allowing women to vote at the time of the Constitution, for example.
Arnold Ahlert, FrontPage Mag – Patriot Post – Jewish World Review:
Few things speak to one’s infantilism better than trashing the very essence of that which gives one the freedom and the opportunity to belittle one’s fellow Americans, and to wallow in one’s self-aggrandizing sense of superiority. Yet perhaps the most telling aspect of all this vitriol is that it is all so predictable and boring. Like Layne, many American leftists are a joyless bunch, terminally uncomfortable with anything resembling gratitude or balance. For them, America’s perceived shortcomings can only be measured against a standard of absolute perfection, as opposed to the performance of other nations around the world. Thus, the preponderance of evidence that points to the greatness of our nation is irrelevant, as long as one factoid of imperfection can be found.
The moral: nothing on this planet, Earth, is perfect or ever will be. And, as Winston Churchill said in so many words, it is not a perfect system, but the best available.
Indeed, it is and probably will be the best system the world has seen or ever will experience – the constitutional republic of the United States.
Save our republic, seek knowledge of the Constitution and what it means – and pass it on in order to awaken more and more Americans until we can once again stand together and proclaim what a great nation we have. No brag, just fact.
I say to those whiners: If our nation is so despicable, why above any other nation do we have people from elsewhere scrambling to come here?
If you want to see why our nation is crumbling and no longer great – look in the mirror and vow to that reflection that we, as a united people, can make it so.