posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 01:05 PM
As a Brit, living in England, I find it somewhat amusing by the irony of it all, that we have here a thread of disappointment and complaint regarding
the celebration of Independence Day in the 'Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave'.
The turgid truth is that you don't have independence. You never were the land of the 'free', certainly no more free than any of the people living
here in the British Isles. Whatever you believed you had more than any other country, was quite simply one big self-delusion. Many Americans,
especially the so-called patriots, spit out statements of nationalistic pride and take them to be fact, but the truth is, your country has been
re-engineered right from under your feet. You have a bigger and more solidified tyranny now than you ever faced against King George, built and put in
place by your very own compatriots, and allowed to be erected by a nation that couldn't care less about its own country's founding principles.
Not much time after gaining independence from the tyranny of the British crown, you promptly set about building your own. I suppose, therefore, all
tyranny is bad except if it is American tyranny. That this must be so, is due to the very conspicuous absence of any real resistance to evermore
governmental power grabs, constitutional reinterpretations and reforms, leading to dilution of your constitutional rights and freedoms. So yeah, I
guess you have a lot to celebrate.
You guys celebrating independence day is like the Saudis celebrating Bin laden day. What's the point...you've nothing to celebrate, but much to be
ashamed off. Well done there.