posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 12:01 PM
Time to cancel the 4th of July celebrations. They are obviously harmful to society.
-they generate right wing, Republican fanatics
-fireworks cause irreparable harm to the environment
-the political views of youth are forever changed
-they encourage xenophobic attitudes
What exactly are they studying at Harvard? The 4th of July is a celebration of American freedom. It has no political agenda and I have always
found the 4th to be a day where folks of all philosophies can come together and celebrate our common heritage. Its not a right or left thing.
The scholarship here is comical. On the one hand they suggest that Republican communities have larger 4th of July celebrations and then go on to
suggest that kids who grow up in those communities are likely to become Republican and attempt to infer a direct relationship between a party once a
year and political sentiment. Could it possibly be that there is some influence on the kids by their families or the community at large, or is
merely the flag waving one day a year that forms the basis of ideology?
Democrats are equally patriotic as are Republicans. Most of the 4th of July I attended as a kid were dominated by union families who were as
patriotic as anyone you would find and would never vote for a Republican.
The hard left may hate America and find patriotism to be a negative element in society. Perhaps the folks at Harvard need to learn that despite what
the elite think and believe, Left does not equal Democrat.
The left of today has far more in common with the extreme right wing, both being extremists and has no real relationship with the Democrat party, the
same way the folks who supported David Duke have any real relationship to the Republican party.
More divisive rubbish from the academic elite.
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edit on 30-6-2011 by dolphinfan because: (no reason given)